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    ACM Partners with Core.org to Expand Computer Science Education

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Aug 21, 2013 12:14:33 PM

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently announced a partnership with Code.org to expand computer science education in K-12 education. The goal of this partnership is to provide every K-12 student with exposure as a “rigorous discipline that includes some serious exposure to programming, systems, languages, and computer architecture.”
    ACM President Vinton Cerf said, “Reforming K–12 education to incorporate serious computer science seems vital to producing an informed public that has a deeper appreciation for the power of computing than video games and social networking.” Cerf also stated that an education in computer science would better prepare students for one of the projected 1.5 million job openings in computing-related fields over the next 10 years.

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    Topics: Computer Science, Association for Computing Machinery, Introduction to Computer Science, K-12 education, Programming

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