Schools in Iowa are encouraging girls to take science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses, particularly computer science classes, the Associated Press reports.

"Computer science has been and is still a male-dominated field," Jason Plourde, director of secondary education at Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools tells the AP, adding that they are trying to change the balance.

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