New course aims to increase diversity in Georgia’s computer science classes

College Board officials this school year started a new course to add more diversity to its computer science classes.

The Advanced Placement class, Computer Science Principles, is being taught in several Georgia schools including Gwinnett County’s Berkmar High School. Last school year, there were no girls in a similar class taught by Leah dee Kilgore, she said. This year, there are 19 girls in her classes, Kilgore said.

“It’s about breaking that cycle,” she said.

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