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Kids Learn Coding at MIT Scratch Day

Kids Learn Coding at MIT Scratch Day

By Sarah Cortes-80 boys and 20 girls gathered at MIT media lab today to create computer projects, practice their programming skills and learn new skills. Using a programming language developed specifically for kids by Mitch Resnick at MIT, participants had an opportunity to have fun. Along the way they develop and sharpen skills that America desperately needs in its workforce, and that may one day provide the ultimate edge in today's job market. Once a skill reserved for a few specialists, programming, or "coding" as it is called, is now a skill expected in significant numbers by employers worldwide. Americans have lagged behind in adapting their education system to reflect this economic and employment reality,

While children with elite educations in other countries like India and China have access to many coding learning programs and countless competitions