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Facebook and Apple are backing a new course that gives kids college credit for learning to code — and it’s the fastest growing AP course ever (AAPL, FB, AMZN)

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  • Big companies like Apple, Facebook and Amazon are supporting a new AP level computing course for high school students.
  • The course was designed to attract a broader group of students into the field and to ameliorate the industry’s so-called pipeline problem.

Many engineers and software developers can trace their formative coding experiences to a class they took in high school: Advanced Placement Computer Science.

But two years ago, the College Board — the body that administers AP tests — decided to try something different. It introduced an alternative advanced computing class for high schools in the hopes that it might read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com