Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM TechNews

Eight Governors Join Coalition to Expand Computer Science Education

View as: Print Mobile App Share:
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.


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.

From EdScoop
View Full Article


Abstracts Copyright © 2018 Information Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA


No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account