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Eight Governors Join Coalition to Expand Computer Science Education


Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-IN) supports K-12 computer science standards and professional development for teachers.

The Governors' Partnership for K-12 Computer Science has added eight new members.

Credit: edscoop.com

The Governors' Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, a coalition committed to advancing computer science education, has added eight new members, bringing the total number of participants to 16 U.S. governors.

In joining the partnership, the new members vow to prioritize policy, standards, and funding around computer science education. They say the overall goal is to set computer science standards and introduce the subject in schools in order to invest in the future workforce.

For example, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb supports legislation that will require every K-12 school in his state to offer a computer science class by 2021. "Technology is changing the way every industry does business, and Indiana must ensure its young people are gaining the experience and skills they'll need to thrive after graduation," Holcomb says.

Meanwhile, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has reinforced his state's commitment to computer science education, continuing efforts by former Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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