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Fifth-Grade Students Get a Head Start in Tech

By Erin Murtaugh, published on May 20, 2014

...his own boss, taking on clients who need his expertise to build software and hardware for their companies and projects.

He already has a head start. While Felicisimo didn’t know how to program computers last year, things are different now. He joined an after school club at Mark Fine Elementary School in Las Vegas, which teaches kids computer programming skills.

"Kids are interested in computers and how they work. They want to learn but there's no place to start," said Colin Baldwin, software engineer and club leader. "I've heard kids say that they want to make games and have ... (more)

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