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This Tennessee Educator Wants to Build the Future of Computer Science, Especially for Students of Color

May 13, 2019

By: Caroline Bauman

Source: Chalkbeat

Mehreen Butt has helped to build an award-winning computer science program at a Nashville charter school – and she’s doing it in part for other young women of color like her.

The educator for RePublic High School said her goal is to close the gaps in computer science for women and people of color.

Ninth graders at the charter school start with Intro to Advanced Placement Computer Science with another teacher, Namita Manohar, before moving to AP Computer Science Principles in the 10th grade with Butt or a fellow teacher. Butt and Manohar worked together to build out the program.

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