Today at BetaNYC’s NYC School of Data conference, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced she will bring data science classes to New York City high schools, making public that her office is forming a task force to develop a data science curriculum and implementation plan.
“As the world changes, it’s critical that our schools keep up. That doesn’t just mean putting computers in classrooms – it means offering our students coursework that will help them understand and even shape the world they’re inheriting from us,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Data science is behind expanding access to parks and playgrounds, the rates MetLife charges for insurance, and which search results Google shows us. It can literally show us how to make our world work better.”
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