Business Journal: Study finds Clovis, Fresno schools lacking in computer science instruction

Less than 1 percent of high school students enrolled in Clovis and Fresno Unified schools have access to computer science courses.

The districts are not alone however, as public high schools throughout California have relatively low enrollment figures for computer science classes.

According to a recent report from the Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI), only 1 percent of students in the state’s 20 largest school districts are enrolled in any type of computer science course. Based in Oakland, the organization’s “Path Not Found: Disparities in Computer Science Course Access in California High Schools” study highlights the need for increased exposure of public high school students to science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields.