Those who made the pledge include Florida Governor Rick Scott, who made a $15 million investment to increase opportunities for middle and high school students and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who launched a Computer Science for California campaign to bring CS education to all students in California by 2025.
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A high wind warning also went into effect today, with both warnings set to expire late Thursday night, according to the NWS. Peak gusts are expected to range from about 40 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour in wind-prone areas.
Fifth grade student Ajhawer Guy said he likes how complicated computer science can be. 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.
The announcement came as part of a Computer Science Education Week kickoff event in San Mateo. And yet, only 11 states have created K-12 computer science standards.
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The Warriors opened the second half on an 18-3 run and outscored the Heat 37-17 in the third period of a 123-95 rout in Miami. The second quarter was controlled by the Warriors who scored 29 points and held the Heat to just 24 leading by two, 60-62.
Students around the world are practicing their computer skills. According to Code.org, computing jobs are the No. 1 source of new wages in the United States-these are jobs in every industry, and they're projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs. "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".
Partovi also stressed that in order to increase the number of female and minority students participating in computer science classes, high schools should allow computer science classes to count toward a student's required classes to graduate, rather than counting it as an elective course. This year's Computer Science Education Week started today and runs through December 10.
Georgia football to meet No. 2 Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl
The Crimson Tide lost 26-14 to Auburn to end the regular season, but its top win was against an LSU team outside the top 10. The other national semifinal will feature the one seed Clemson taking on the surprising four seed Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.