Jim Stanton, a nationally known computer science (CS) education leader, brings expertise in K–12 education policy, systems change, program design,and coalition development. His work focuses on scaling statewide, standards-based CS education and advancing research-based, sustainable equity policies and practices to expand access to high-quality CS learning for all students.
Stanton co-authored State-Level Policies Supporting Equitable K–12 Computer Science Education and co-edited the Massachusetts K–12 Computer Science Education Curriculum Guide. Building on this work, he is developing data gathering/data quality tools to determine progress in achieving CS education goals. As co-founder of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN),Stanton has led several major CS education collaborations, including working with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education(DESE) to produce a new curriculum framework and process for CS Teacher Licensure. Recently, he co-designed a plan with DESE and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents to support a pilot group of districts in a CS education systems change model. Stanton holds anMEd in Urban Education from Boston College.