More high school students around the U.S. took college computer science courses last year than ever before, but in what states are they more likely to take advanced coding classes? Rates of adoption vary heavily state to state. Maryland and Rhode Island rank the highest, according to new 2016-2017 school year data from the College Board collected by Code.org, an advocacy group that’s been pushing for more computer science in schools.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced an initiative promoting computer science and technology education, emphasizing gender and minority equity in the STEM field. Hogan's "ACCESS" initiative -- or Achieving Computer science Collaborations for Employing Students Statewide -- is an education and workforce development plan that includes $5 million in additional funding as well as new legislation to establish computer-science standards for K-12 education statewide.
Robust private-sector investment and prudent regulation from policymakers have helped establish Maryland as a cradle of innovation and a leader in the U.S. innovation economy. Few states can match Maryland's highly skilled workforce, market access and technology-centered policy incentives, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked Maryland No. 1 in the country for entrepreneurship and innovation.
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Maryland officially became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing on Tuesday. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill preventing fracking, something the drilling industry had eyed for the state's share of the Marcellus Shale formation. Hogan's signature comes after a half-decade push from activists to ban fracking in Maryland.
The MdBio Foundation, a non-profit that provides STEM education and workforce development to underserved communities, will unveil its new mobile laboratory, the Mobile eXploration Lab (MXLab), in Annapolis, Md., on January 24. The event will include an open house and tour of the MXLab, as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Gov. Larry Hogan, state officials and business leaders.
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