Code.org raises $12 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others

Code.org raises $12 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others

The Code.org nonprofit trains teachers on how to teach computer science lessons to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. "I'm looking forward to kicking off Computer Science Week at Phoenix Coding Academy and seeing firsthand their commitment to providing Arizona students with rigorous, high-quality computer science education that equips them for today's job-market".

"Computer science education provides foundational learning in computational thinking that enables students to develop and apply critical thinking skills, demonstrate imagination and creativity, practice collaboration, exhibit leadership, and employ problem-solving skills", the proclamation reads.

Code.org also celebrated new pledges from states, school districts and organizations to expand access to computer science education.

The announcement came as part of a Computer Science Education Week kickoff event in San Mateo.

It's also global science education week and people of all ages are being encouraged to take part in an hour of code. The governor engaged in "Hour of Code" activities with students and teachers during his visit.

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And as a father, I know that encouraging innovation doesn't just mean my boys are spending their afternoons playing on tablets or smartphones.

As a result of this new emphasis, the number of students taking an AP Computer Science exam in 2017 more than tripled from previous years, and the number of students passing an AP Computer Science exam increased more than fourfold, according to a release from the city. As Apple founder, Steve Jobs, once explained, "Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think".

Kids who learn to code today will absolutely become the next generation of science and technology innovators.

Elementary school students throughout the state are also participating independently in Hour of Code projects at various times during the week. "Using Itelitek's CoderZ software platform, we built 50 virtual coding challenges that allow students to navigate robots through increasingly hard challenges".

"If only 1 percent of the girls actively learning on Code.org continued past high school, they'd outnumber the gender gap in university CS", Partovi said. Code.org, which has raised more than $60 million from Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Salesforce, was one of the first companies to tap into the demand for preteen programming literacy.

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