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Twice as Many Boys as Girls in New York City Took AP Tests in Comp Sci This Year

The 20 Girls Who Code participants working out of AppNexus's Flatiron office (Photo: girlswhocode.tumblr.com)

In all the hubbub over expanding opportunities for young New Yorkers to get into the tech world, are the girls missing out?

The Daily News ran the numbers, and they are not encouraging: “Only about one in four students in many of the public schools’ top tech programs is a girl.” The methodology used to reach this conclusion is a little, well, mysterious, but the News also noted that, according to officials, twice as many boys as girls took AP tests in comp sci this year. Read More