The Texas Alliance for Computer Science Education(TACSE) held its inaugural meeting on April 8, 2015, bringing together over 60 Computer Science and economic development professionals to share concerns and discuss strategies for improving Computer Science education in Texas. These discussions prompted TACSE to put out the press release, Tech and Business Leaders: Computer Science is Key to Prosperous Texas, to mark the occasion. The meeting included a plan proposed by TACSE Founder and Co-Chair, Carol Fletcher, Ph.D. for Building the Texas Computer Science Pipeline.
Dr. Fletcher, who also serves as Associate Director for the TRC, identified four major issues: 1) lack of trained and certified CS teachers; 2) no incentive for administrative investment in CS pathway; (3) low student/parent demand; and (4) no system connecting high school courses to careers in industry.
Read the press release. TACSE-Press-Release_04162015