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Mandate computing classes, tech giants say

Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp., and Oracle Corp. all sent representatives to Beacon Hill Wednesday to press Massachusetts lawmakers for more computer science classes in the state’s public schools.

The companies have thrown their support behind the newly formed Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network, or MassCAN, to advocate for Massachusetts to require computer science classes as early as eighth grade and introduce new computing standards and course work for high school students.

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