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CPS, City Colleges expand coding programs with help from Apple

CPS, City Colleges expand coding programs with help from Apple

Starting this spring, more Chicago Public Schools students will have a new language to learn: the one spoken by iPhone apps and Apple’s iOS operating system.

The tech giant is teaming up with the city to get its coding curriculum into more CPS classrooms and into the City Colleges of Chicago, and area companies and nonprofits are joining in by offering internships and mentoring opportunities.

The free curriculum is part of Apple’s year-old Everyone Can Code program and teaches the Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s programming language, Swift.

“We hope we eventually get coding required in all public schools in America, not only for a year but for every year,” Apple CEO...

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