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Nancy Chomitz (left) and Christine Leung, both 12, used Scratch to create a project at Clarke Middle School in Lexington. The programming language is being released today.

With simplified code, programming becomes child's play

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / May 15, 2007

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LEXINGTON -- After school lets out on Fridays at the Jonas Clarke Middle School , two dozen boisterous students descend on the computer lab to fiddle with the computer code that powers their projects, from a "Star Wars" lightsaber duel to a flying hippo animation. (Full article: 971 words)

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