#CSforAll White House / SWFRTP / Hodges University

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:57 PM
    Message # 4265159

    New Progress and Momentum in Support of President Obama’s

    Computer Science for All Initiative

    “We have to make sure all our kids are equipped for the jobs of the future – which means

    not just being able to work with computers, but developing the analytical and coding skills

    to power our innovation economy. In the new economy, computer science isn’t an optional

    skill – it’s a basic skill, right along with the three ‘Rs.’”

    President Obama, January 2016

    Just 8 months ago, in his final State of the Union Address and subsequent weekly

    address, President Obama set a bold goal—every American student should have the

    opportunity to learn computer science (CS). The President’s case was simple. More

    than nine in ten parents want CS taught at their child’s school and yet, by some

    estimates, only a quarter of K-12 schools offer a CS course with programming included.

    However, the need for such skills across industries continues to grow rapidly, with 51

    percent of all science, technology,


    You will find our commitment, Hodges University in partnership with the SWFRTP, on page 15 (and we are at the TOP of the page)!

    •             Hodges University will collaborate with the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a non-profit, to directly engage and encourage by June 2017 2,500 K-12 students and teachers in Southwest Florida to explore computer programming as a problem-solving mechanism for community issues.

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