It is Computer Science Education Week! #CSEdWeekFTW. Obama is letting 30 middle school students from Newark ,NJ and Brooklyn, NY go to the White House to participate in an "Hour of Code". Similar "Hour of Code" events will be hosted nationwide.
I am so glad this is being put on. We need computer science to be taught in schools, you learn so much about problem solving and gain some awesome critical thinking skills.
The Obama administration announced their commitment to bring computer science education to schools by doing the following:
• Commitments by more than 60 school districts, including the seven largest school districts in the country, to offer computer science courses to their students. Together, these districts reach over 4 million students in more than 1,000 high schools and middle schools nationwide.
• Over $20 million in philanthropic contributions to train 10,000 teachers by Fall 2015 and 25,000 teachers to teach computer science in time for the school year beginning in Fall 2016. Many of these teachers serve Elementary school students.