Code.org eyes CS expansion with 11 new partnerships
- Code.org on Wednesday announced 11 new partnerships meant to expand the reach of its computer science education initiatives to students who otherwise lack opportunities.
- Per a release, the new partners include Amplify Education, Beauty and Joy of Computing, Bootstrap, Codecademy, CodeHS, Globaloria, National Math and Science Initiative, Project Lead the Way, Technology Education And Literacy in Schools, ScratchEd, and Tynker.
- The organization also launched a page of curated resources for schools wishing to launch computer science education opportunities across grades K-12.
The 11 new partnerships follow previously announced partnerships with the National Science Foundation and College Board. The nonprofit is focused on expanding access to computer science education, particularly among women and students of color, and reaching them in earlier grades is critical due to the more even gender, racial, and socioeconomic distribution of students. Of course, it's also worth noting that students are likely more willing to try new things earlier on and pick up those skills.
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