On Feb. 24, KITV4 aired a piece by Avijah Scarbrough on State of Computer Science Education in Hawaii 2018, featuring HawaiiKidsCAN Executive Director David Miyashiro:
“That’s just the nature of technology and the nature of computing, it’s going to be in every aspect of our life so for kids who have the experience, really from kindergarten through senior year with programming and coding and computer science, those kids are going to have such an advantage in our local economy and be the leaders of our state,” David Miyashiro, founder of HawaiiKidsCAN said.
Hawaii high school students may only enroll in computer science courses for elective credits or to pursue a STEM honors or academic honors designation on their high school diploma.
“If you incentivise kids to be able to take computer science as a part of their critical academic background, you’re setting them up for success. So kids who might not want to take calculus but they want to design an app, why not let them take computer science and count it towards their credits?” Miyashiro said.
Click here to watch the coverage and read the accompanying article.