Superintendent Balow reflects on girls in science and technology classes

Published: Dec. 9, 2019 at 2:33 PM CST
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow, says she’s proud of the strides Wyoming has made in terms of more girls and young women in science and technology classes and programs. Superintendent Balow says the skills students are learning from being involved in those programs range from problem solving to understanding algorithms to communication.

“There’s been a real effort afoot to make sure that more girls are encouraged to and have opportunities to code and we’ve seen that play out in the number of girls who are taking coding classes or involved in programs like 'Girls Who Code,'" said Superintendent Balow.

Balow says the state has seen an uptick in the number of girls who took the advanced placement computer science class last year.