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The Case for Improving U.S. Computer Science Education

May 26, 2015

Despite the growing use of computers and software in every facet of our economy, not until recently has computer science education begun to gain traction in American school systems. The current focus on improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the U.S. school system has disregarded differences within STEM fields. Indeed, the most important STEM field for a modern economy is not only one that is not represented by its own initial in "STEM" but also the field with the fewest number of high school students taking its classes and by far has the most room for improvement—computer science.

Global Innovation Policy Index

March 8, 2012

Ranks fifty-five nations' strategies to boost innovation capacity: policies on trade, scientific research, information and communications technologies, tax, intellectual property, domestic competition, government procurement, and high-skill immigration.

2007 State New Economy Index: Benchmarking Economic Transformation in the States

February 1, 2007

Measures each state's competitiveness in the New Economy in five categories: prominence of knowledge-based jobs, globalization, economic dynamism, transformation to a digital economy, and technological innovation capacity. Includes recommended strategies.