U.S. computer science education makes big gains Tuesday
- The announcement of two major initiatives made Tuesday a good day for computer science education in the U.S.
- First, the House of Representatives approved the addition of a nationwide mobile apps competition to its students arts competition, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the competition "has been designed with the ability to evolve for the future."
- The day was topped off with the launch of Code.org, a national nonprofit that seeks to make computer programming skills part of the nation's education curriculum, and whose supporters include Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.
From the article:
America’s elite institutions came out in full force for computer science education. First, the House of Representatives voted to update its traditional students arts competition to include a nationwide mobile apps competition. Then, to top off the day, the nation’s leading geeks, from Mark Zuckerberg to Bill Gates, helped launch a national nonprofit to encourage young programmers. ...
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