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Public education is about all of us. The public schools are our schools. They serve our communities and shape our future. Pennsylvania's public schools are where 1.7 million of our children learn every day. But public schools can't do the job alone. It takes parents, community leaders, elected officials, and educators working together.

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Computer Science Education Week opens new pathways to careers Commentary by Christopher Clayton: Migrating the digital divide with our children Let's make sure Pennsylvania's public schools remain best in the nation

Student at ComputerLabor data indicate that computer science jobs are growing in Pennsylvania at more than three times the state average and at two times the national average.

Computer Science Education Week aims to expand computer science education opportunities to all students, to help to light the pathway to new careers.

HashtagIn educational parlance, the students of today are often referred to as "digital natives," while those of us in our 30s and older are "digital immigrants." The idea is that the children of today are growing up in a digital world with the inherent right to know and communicate whatever they want whenever they want at the touch of a button, while us experienced (not old) analog folks must migrate to this "Brave New Digital World."

students classroomPennsylvania public schools are among the best in the nation. For a decade, student achievement has been improving, thanks to the efforts of teachers and education support professionals who work with our children every day.

Policymakers should be aware of this success and make critical investments in public education to continue to foster student achievement.

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