Computer Science Pledges and Announcements

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Dec 4, 2017 · 32 min read

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9​ ​states,​ ​76​ ​school​ ​districts,​ ​and​ ​102​ ​organizations​ ​worldwide​ ​pledge​ ​to​ ​expand computer​ ​science​ ​education​ ​for​ ​millions​ ​of​ ​students!


U.S. States

Arkansas — Governor Hutchinson, one of the co-chairs for the Governors Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, announced the creation of the first-of-its-kind computer science stipend program specifically for K-8 teachers, pledging $500,000 to the program. Under this stipend program, elementary and middle school teachers may each receive up to a $2,000.00 award. Beginning in the summer of 2018, participating teachers will be trained to become Arkansas Computer Science Lead Teachers, will be required to become fully endorsed by passing the Computer Science Praxis, and will provide school based support on proper integration of computer science across all content areas to other K-8 teachers.

California — Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom announces the launch of CSforCA (Computer Science for California), a new campaign pledging to bring high-quality computer science education to all California students by 2025. This coalition of teachers, tech leaders, school officials, academic researchers and community advocates aims to increase public understanding about the importance of equitable CS education, inform CS education policy development at the state level, and build capacity among school and district leaders to implement CS education. At its launch, 20 districts, including the state’s largest and geographically diverse in urban and rural areas, have committed to making computer science available at all of their comprehensive high schools, reaching over 1.1 million students.

Florida — Governor Rick Scott’s Securing Florida’s Future budget recommends a one-time $15 million investment to create a brand-new program to expand opportunities for middle and high school students to learn coding and computer science. This funding will jumpstart a phased-in initiative requiring school districts to offer coding and computer science courses taught by teachers with coding credentials across Florida.

Hawaii State Department of Education — The Hawaii State Department of Education is collaborating with key stakeholders including students, administrators, teachers, and community partners to review K-12 computer science standards and to expand computer science learning opportunities.

Maryland General Assembly — Delegate Aruna Miller pledges to make equitable access a cornerstone of her efforts in computer science education. During the 2018 legislative session in the Maryland General Assembly, Delegate Miller will submit computer science legislation to ensure that all students gain the skills they need to participate in the jobs and the economy of the future and that educators are equipped with the resources and skills they need to make this a reality.


School Districts

Avonworth School District — Pittsburgh, PA — Avonworth School District pledges to continue to work to provide more opportunities for their students to grow their knowledge of computer science. All students, K-12, have the opportunity to learn to code and explore computer science.

Beaumont Independent School District — Beaumont, TX — Beaumont ISD pledges to assist each campus to begin a coding club/team and a robotics team this school year by providing resources and training to all 26 campuses (14 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 4 high schools and 2 alternative programs). This will provide opportunities for students K-12 to learn to code as well as provide professional development opportunities for teachers so they can continue to incorporate coding into their subject areas.

Bellevue Public Schools — Bellevue, NE — In addition to the existing high school CS courses, Bellevue Public Schools pledges to offer a mandatory nine-week CS/coding course at each of the three middle schools in the district. Every student will have an opportunity to experience in-depth CS coursework in the 2018–19 school year.

Boston Public Schools — Boston, MA — Boston Public Schools pledges to bring computer science to all 130 schools in Boston over the next 3 years, beginning with high schools and middle schools.

Brooks County Schools — Quitman, GA — Brooks County Schools pledges to bring computer science to all five of its schools.

Burlington Public Schools — Burlington, MA — Burlington Public Schools pledges to develop a districtwide plan and work through the Massachusetts Superintendents Association to guide school systems in implementing new standards and developing high-quality computer science pathways for all students.

Castleberry Independent School District — Fort Worth, TX — Castleberry ISD pledges to work with their regional partners, the University of Texas at Dallas and Code.org, during the 2018–19 school year to provide all 4,000 students (86% economically disadvantaged) with a comprehensive K-16 computer science pathway along with providing Internet access at home to heighten workforce opportunities upon graduation from high school and college.

Cedar Hill Independent School District — Cedar Hill, TX — Cedar Hill pledges to partner with University of Texas at Dallas to implement computer science on three campuses for elementary, middle, and ninth grade students. This opportunity, which starts the 2018–19 school year, creates a pathway for students to move beyond introduction to computer science to full immersion.

Cedar Rapids Community School District — Cedar Rapids, IA — Cedar Rapids Community School District pledges to introduce Code.org as their middle school computer science curriculum for all six of their middle schools in 2017–18 with additional implementation in 2018–19 through their collaboration with NewBoCo.

Clayton County Public Schools — Jonesboro, GA — Clayton County Public Schools pledges to create four programming and computer science programs to strengthen skills desired for business and industry.

Compton Unified School District — Compton, CA — Compton USD pledges to bring computer science to all K-12 schools.

Cornell School District — Coraopolis, PA — Cornell School District pledges to expand K-12 computer science offerings during the 2018–19 school year. They will build their capacity to prepare their students to successfully complete AP Computer Science Principles.

Corona-Norco Unified School District — Norco, CA — Corona-Norco USD pledges to continue their growth of CS opportunities in their elementary and intermediate schools after offering CS at all five of their comprehensive high schools.

Covina-Valley Unified School District — Covina, CA — Covina-Valley USD pledges to have 16 computer science/coding immersion schools by 2020.

Cucamonga School District — Rancho Cucamonga, CA — Cucamonga School District pledges to increase student access to computer science in all of their schools. Teachers and tech leaders in the district are developing an implementation plan this year to help K-8 teachers integrate CS curriculum into their classrooms. At all sites, they pledge to collaborate with the community and parents to communicate the need of CS in the district and to explain the future CS job opportunities for all students.

Dallas Independent School District — Dallas, TX — The Dallas ISD STEM Department pledges to make computer science an essential component of K-5 education. In partnership with Code.org, over 500 teachers at 31 elementary schools were trained in computer science this summer. By 2020, Dallas ISD will implement computer science at all 150 elementary schools.

Des Moines Public Schools — Des Moines, IA — Des Moines Public Schools pledges to continue to deepen the computer science learning pathway in the district, culminating in advanced courses in five of their comprehensive high schools and programs.

Douglas County School District — Castle Rock, CO — Douglas County School District pledges to offer computer science opportunities in up to ten schools in the district for the 2017–18 school year. Additional schools will be added in the 2018–19 school year. They will also work to develop a computer science pathway to include several elementary schools, the middle school that they feed into, and the high school that the middle school feeds into for the 2018–19 school year.

Douglas County School System — Douglasville, GA — The Douglas County School System pledges to be a supportive voice for providing computer science opportunities for all students. The district’s computer science task force was invited by the Georgia Department of Education to join a pilot with four other Georgia districts with the goal of implementing computer science at all sites and for all ages. Douglas County currently serves approximately 26,000 students at 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools, and five high schools.

Duncanville Independent School District — Duncanville, TX — Duncanville ISD pledges to work with UT Dallas to implement high-quality CS curriculum in their two new school choice STEAM programs which are designed to ensure that all learners are challenged to meet their potential. These new choice programs will open in 2018–19 and will have CS embedded in the regular school day. They hope to develop a pipeline for students interested in computer science and the career pathways that utilize CS.

Elko County School District — Elko, NV — Elko County School District pledges to bring computer science to at least five schools in 2018.

Fontana Unified School District — Fontana, CA — Fontana USD pledges to offer computer science at every high school and launch CS in elementary schools.

Fort Bend Independent School District — Sugar Land, TX — Fort Bend ISD pledges to continue growing computer science course opportunities for their students. The district will be adding a computer science elective in their 2018–19 Middle School Course Guide. They will work with high school principals to increase the number of schools offering AP Computer Science Principles in 2018–19. Additionally, they are adding coding activities aligned to their curriculum in K-5 for the 2018–19 school year.

Fresno Unified School District — Fresno, CA — Fresno USD will provide opportunities for computer science courses to students at all ten comprehensive high schools by 2020.

Garland Independent School District — Garland, TX — Garland ISD pledges to provide appropriate grade level computer science learning opportunities for all K-12 students at all 72 campuses during the next three school years.

Grand Island Public Schools — Grand Island, NE — Grand Island Public Schools pledges to provide professional development workshops for training educators on how to promote and utilize computer science in their classrooms.

Harmony Public Schools — Houston, TX — Harmony Public Schools pledges to put CS into at least five schools, build a CS pathway for the district, and offer CS Principles and AP CS in high schools.

Henry County Public Schools — Collinsville, VA — Henry County Public Schools pledges to implement a new computer science pathway for middle and high school students for the 2018–19 school year, with at least one initial class beginning Spring 2018.

Humboldt County School District — Winnemucca, NV — Humboldt County School District pledges to bring computer science to at least five schools in 2018.

Hillsborough County Public Schools — Tampa, FL — Hillsborough County Public Schools pledges to expand computer science offerings to 27 high schools and 46 middle schools during the 2018–19 school year, providing access to over 90,000 students.

Central Unified School District — Fresno, CA — Central USD pledges to offer CS courses to all 7–12th grade students by the 2020–21 school year.

Houston Independent School District — Houston, TX — Houston ISD pledges to expand advanced computer science courses (AP-CSP/AP-CS A) to all high schools by the end of the 2018–19 school year. They are currently in 31 of the 44 campuses and have grown from 8 certified computer science teachers to 36 in the past year.

Jefferson County Public Schools — Golden, CO — Jefferson County Public Schools pledge to support all schools wishing to bring computer science to their students.

Jurupa Unified School District — Jurupa Valley, CA — Jurupa USD pledges to expose all elementary school students to computer science through Hour of Code, unplugged activities, and Common Sense Media partnership activities in each school library. Middle schools will receive the opportunity to offer CS Discoveries courses.

Keystone Oaks School District — Pittsburgh, PA — Keystone Oaks School District pledges to establish a CS pathway in all five schools in the district by the end of the school year.

Lake Elsinore Unified School District — Lake Elsinore, CA — Lake Elsinore USD pledges to bring computer science to 24 schools.

Lancaster Independent School District — Lancaster, TX — Lancaster ISD pledges to work with UT Dallas to bring computer science to all schools in the district.

Lincoln Public Schools — Lincoln, NE — Lincoln Public Schools pledge to provide comprehensive K-12 computer science education to all 42,000 students in their district by 2020. The district already provides CS instruction in 50 of their 58 schools and has increased female enrollment at all levels.

Life School — Dallas, TX — Life School pledges to extend their new middle school computer science program to both elementary and high school students by implementing new courses for secondary and new curriculum for elementary in Fall 2018.

Los Altos School District — Los Altos, CA — Los Altos School District pledges to enhance the integration of computer science in all nine of their schools with the use of student assessments and increased professional development for teachers to impact approximately 4,500 students in K-8 during the 2018–19 school year.

Los Angeles Unified School District — Los Angeles, CA — LAUSD pledges to provide computer science education for all students by 2025, ensuring every student receives 20 hours of computer science instruction each year in grades pre-K-5, completes at least one rigorous and relevant computer science course in grades 6–8, and has access to a computer science pathway in grades 9–12.

Ludington Area Schools — Ludington, MI — Ludington Area Schools pledges to develop K-12 CS standards by March 2018 and pilot them in five buildings, reaching 2,160 students.

Mesa County Valley School District 51 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa County Valley School District 51 pledges to bring computer science to four local high schools.

Moreno Valley Unified School District — Moreno Valley, CA — Moreno Valley Unified School District, through their Coding for All initiative, pledges to provide all students the opportunity to develop coding skills. Students from 19 elementary schools, six middle schools, and four high schools are learning to code and will be exposed to job opportunities in computer science while challenging the barriers that exist for historically underrepresented students.

Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township — Indianapolis, IN — MSD of Decatur Township pledges to develop the computer science skills of all students to provide upward mobility and break the cycle of poverty in their community. The district is also announcing the grand opening of the Decatur Innovation Hub set for August 2018. This hub will be 4,000 square feet of space designed to promote design thinking, scrum, agile, paired programming, tinkering, maker-mindset, etc.

Murrieta Valley Unified School District — Murrieta, CA — Murrieta Valley USD pledges to grow their current computer science pathway from one high school to all three high schools. Additionally, they pledge to have a CS framework completed for a CS skills scope and sequence for grades K-12 by spring of 2019.

Osage Community Schools — Osage, IA — Osage Community Schools pledges to have all K-6 grade students participate in computer science classes with CS Fundamentals, require all 7–8 grade students to take CS Discoveries and offer CS Principles at the high school level.

Palm Beach County School District — West Palm Beach, FL — Palm Beach County School District pledges to expand computer science to impact students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. They are currently training 100 new elementary school educators to teach Computer Science Fundamentals, they have 19 middle schools implementing content from Computer Science Discoveries, and 17 high schools are offering AP Computer Science Principles.

Perris Union High School District — Perris, CA — Perris Union High School District announces bringing computer science classes to all of their campuses as part of the Inland Code Consortium.

Placer Union High School District — Auburn, CA — Placer Union High School District pledges to deliver computer science within Tech Essentials for College and Career, a required course for every 9th grade student, at all four comprehensive high schools by Fall 2020.

Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District — Rye Brook, NY — Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District pledges to bring computer science to all schools in the district including four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

Putnam County School District — Palatka, FL — Putnam County School District announces the training of approximately 80 elementary teachers in coding. Additionally, their high schools offered AP computer science this year for the first time, and they have started new STEM programs.

Rapid City Area Schools — Rapid City, SD — Rapid City Area Schools pledges to implement a focus on STEAM and coding as part of their new strategic plan.

Riceville Community School District — Riceville, IA — Riceville Community School District pledges to add computer science courses into every school and to build a K-12 computer science pathway for the district.

Riverside Unified School District — Riverside, CA — Riverside USD pledges to offer at least one high-quality CS course at each of their high schools and will be asking all 50 schools in the district to host an Hour of Code.

Rocklin Unified School District — Rocklin, CA — Rocklin USD pledges to continue having computer science pathways at both of their comprehensive high schools.

Sanger Unified School District — Sanger, CA — Sanger USD, in collaboration with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, pledges to implement a new CS course in their high school by 2020. The district also pledges to implement CS curriculum in their middle schools.

Santa Clara County Office of Education — Santa Clara, CA — SCCOE pledges to work with the Palo Alto, San Jose, Campbell Elementary, Union Elementary, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, and Evergreen school districts to build CS advisory committees, facilitate six professional learning events (one per district), and host Family Code Nights for K-3 parents in 2018.

Santa Clara Unified School District — Santa Clara, CA — Santa Clara USD pledges to bring CS to at least three middle schools and build a K-12 CS computer science curriculum within two years. Their comprehensive high schools already offer three CS courses, and two of their elementary schools are CS schools.

Seeley Lake Elementary School District — Seeley Lake, MT — Seeley Lake Elementary School District pledges to bring computer science to three schools in 2018.

St. Johns County School District — St. Augustine, FL — St. Johns County School District pledges to work with their schools to promote Career and Technical Education, STEM, and computer science courses to their students.

Xavier Catholic Schools — Marion, IA — Xavier Catholic Schools pledges to integrate computer science into elementary classes, build a K-12 computer science pathway for the district, and require that middle school students take a computer science course for the 2018–19 school year.

Stanley County School District #57–1 — Fort Pierre, SD — Stanley County School District #57–1 pledges to have their middle school and high school teach computer science during the 2018–19 school year. Their elementary school will have most of the staff trained in computer science this semester.

Sumter County School District — Bushnell, FL — Sumter County School District pledges to expand computer science in all of its schools.

Swan Valley Elementary School District — Condon, MT — Swan Valley Elementary School District pledges to bring as much computer science as possible to their student body and staff. The district also pledges to help bring computer science to area schools.

The School District of University City — St. Louis, MO — The School District of University City pledges to align K-5 computer science curriculum integration and increase computer science course offerings for grades 6–12, reaching nearly 3,000 students in an 89% minority school district.

Thomas County School District — Thomasville, GA — Thomas County School District pledges to offer CS in all schools within the next five years.

Utica Community Schools — Sterling Heights, MI — Utica Community Schools pledges to work with Code.org to implement a new CS curriculum in all 11 secondary schools (grades 7–12), reaching approx. 10,000 students during the 2018–19 school year. Utica Community Schools is the second largest school district in the state of Michigan.

Val Verde Unified School District — Perris, CA — Val Verde USD pledges to offer computer science at all comprehensive high schools and all twelve elementary schools.

Walker County Schools — Lafayette, GA — Walker County Schools pledges to work with Code.org to implement a new computer science curriculum in all 16 K-12 schools, reaching 8,810 students in Rossville, LaFayette, Rock Spring, Flintstone, Fairyland, and Chickamauga, Georgia by the 2020–21 school year.

Walnut Valley Unified School District — Walnut, CA — Walnut Valley USD pledges to continue their focus on computer science education.

Weld RE-4 School District — Windsor, CO — Weld RE-4 School District pledges to bring computer science to all schools in the district with the help of a grant received in October. The rural school district (5,500 students) will achieve this through professional development, the acquisition of coding kits, and the ongoing support of instructional technology coaches.

Whitefish School District — Whitefish, MT — Whitefish School District pledges to bring computer science to all schools. They are starting with their elementary and middle school to provide K-8 computer science programming that include modules taught by classroom teachers and by providing after-school clubs. They plan to introduce this same level of integration into their high school as well.

International — NGOs and Governments

AFRICALOGY — Cameroon — AFRICALOGY pledges to work with partners to implement a new CS curriculum in schools, reaching 8,500 students in Douala, Yaounde, and Bafoussam during the 2018–19 school year.

Cuantrix and Fundación Televisa — Mexico — Cuantrix and Fundación Televisa pledge to reach 500 schools and 1,000 teachers throughout Mexico in 2018, empowering them to teach computer science and programming to their students. They also pledge to implement 40 new levels in their coding lessons app, and launch Tecnolochicas Mexico, an initiative to inspire and include Mexican girls and young women in computer science.

Grok Learning — Australia — Grok Learning is announcing a partnership with the University of Sydney and the Australian Government to launch the Australian Computing Academy (ACA) to help teachers implement the new Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. The ACA aims to provide free professional development workshops and classroom resources to over 3,000 teachers and 300,000 students across Australia by 2020.

Kodea — Chile — Kodea pledges to help every school in Chile teach computer science and to support the expansion of computer science to other countries in Latin America’s Pacific Alliance. In 2017, Kodea launched an introductory training course in computer science for more than 6,000 teachers.

Kids Code Jeunesse and Fondation CSDM — Canada — Kids Code Jeunesse and the Fondation CSDM pledge to bring computer science to 28,000 students from ages 8 to 12 throughout the primary schools of the Commission scolaire de Montréal. They will accomplish this through Code MTL, an eight-week program that after launching in September 2017 already has 3,240 students participating, 135 teachers volunteering, and 65 schools signed up.

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation — Malaysia — MDEC pledges to work with Malaysia’s Ministry of Education to build a computer science and coding educator support group targeting 30,000 computer science teachers. This is part of #mydigitalmaker, a joint public-private-academia initiative started by MDEC and the Ministry of Education and launched by Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2016. Through this initiative, computational thinking and computer science are being offered in the national school curriculum involving more than 9,000 schools and 700,000 students.

Ministry of Education — Argentina — The Ministry of Education’s National Plan of Digital Education in Argentina announces that from 2016 to 2017, their training courses in computational thinking and programming reached more than 10,000 teachers throughout the country. The Ministry’s National Direction of Educational Innovation worked with more than 150 academic, industry, and civic representatives to develop educational learning objectives for programming and robotics. They also developed “Programming Girls” which was designed to promote the learning of programming from a gender perspective through activities for primary and secondary schools in the country.

Ministry of Education — Ecuador — Ecuador’s Ministry of Education launched the Digital Education Agenda 2017–21, which aims to integrate digital teaching and learning into the national education system. Establishing computer science as a foundational subject in the national curriculum is a major part of the agenda’s five main initiatives: increased access to connectivity and devices, curriculum and pedagogy, teacher development, communication and promotion, and innovative applications.

Minna no Code — Japan — Minna no Code pledges to train 2,000 CS teachers (one CS teacher for each city in Japan) by 2020, and 500 teachers by the end of 2018.

Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun — Poland — Nicolaus Copernicus University pledges to train 45 elementary teachers (K-3) to teach computer science in 2018. The in-service course is supported by a Google CS4HS grant and will last for 120 hours.

Odyssey Educational Foundation — Nigeria — Odyssey Educational Foundation pledges to engage more rural women to develop CS awareness and create an advocacy program to ensure more children are engaged in various CS after-school programs in ten public schools in the community. This will ensure that over 300 students are impacted by the end of the year 2018.

Opey Akinlolu Foundation — Nigeria — Opey Akinlolu Foundation plans to prepare and equip five schools and five teachers to begin teaching computer science in Nigeria, and to expand the local Hour of Code initiatives to reach 100 students in 2018. We will do this by actively pitching schools in Lagos and Ogun State, Nigeria, to take computer science education seriously and participate in the yearly Hour of Code event. To support this, we will donate 3 computers and computer science workbooks to senior secondary 2 and 3 students in Eyinni Comprehensive High School Iboro, Iboro Ogun State, Nigeria.

PalTel Group Foundation — Palestine / Westbank — PalTel Group Foundation pledges to bring the Hour of Code to 65,000 students in 2018. In the past, they have trained 54 volunteers to instruct and help students with programming concepts during the Hour of Code. A total of 46,000 students in 500 schools in the West Bank have participated.

Partners In Research — Canada — Partners In Research Canada pledges to offer six Hour of Code webinars in 2017 in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Programma il Futuro — Italy — Programma il Futuro pledges to bring computer science education to more than two million students in Italian schools during the 2017–18 school year. This work is possible because of funding from Engineering, TIM, CA Technologies Italia, De Agostini Scuola, and SeeWeb. Programma il Futuro is an initiative managed by CINI, the Italian University Consortium for Informatics, in cooperation with MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research.

Radical Skills — India — Radical Skills pledges to provide all the required funding to empower teachers of at least 12 schools with videos and materials to teach coding skills to students by the end of 2018.

RobinCode — Turkey — RobinCode plans to prepare seven teachers to teach computer science in Turkey and to expand the local Hour of Code campaign to reach 400 students. Turkey is planning a national effort among teachers across the country to host an Hour of Code across all elementary schools in 2018.

United Kingdom — The United Kingdom has committed £100 million in its 2018 budget to train 8,000 new computer science teachers in secondary schools and establish a new National Centre for Computing Education.

Wix.com — Israel — Wix.com pledges to bring computer science to 100,000 students in Israel in 2018.

Philanthropic Support

Nonprofits, Corporations, and Universities

A+ College Ready — Alabama — A+ College Ready pledges to prepare 16 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 25 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

AdvanceKentucky and Charter Spectrum — AdvanceKentucky and Charter Spectrum are announcing a partnership to select three Kentucky school districts to receive a Computer Science Incentive Award for building a pathway to computer science and offering computer science courses at many grade levels. School districts will be announced during CSEdWeek.

Alameda County Office of Education — California — ACOE pledges to prepare 24 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 24 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 — Pennsylvania — Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 pledges to prepare 24 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 16 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

America Campaign — Big Sky Code Academy/TIE Partnership — Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota — America Campaign — Big Sky Code Academy/TIE Partnership pledges to prepare 192 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 192 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

BATEC — Massachusetts — BATEC pledges to prepare 45 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 17 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Battelle Education — Ohio — Battelle Education pledges to prepare 32 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 32 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Bootstrap — Bootstrap pledges to deliver a complete introductory Data Science course to schools everywhere in the 2017–18 school year. They will accomplish this with support from the National Science Foundation and Bloomberg. This course is built from the ground up to be a rigorous, inclusive, and authentic approach to Data Science. By making computing accessible to social science classes, Bootstrap:DataScience continues Bootstrap’s mission to meet students where they are, by bringing computing to traditional courses taught by non-computing teachers.

Broward County Public Schools — Florida — Broward County Public Schools pledges to prepare 40 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 24 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Center for STEM Education, The University of Texas at Austin — Texas — The Center for STEM Education pledges to prepare 50 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 50 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International — SRI International pledges to conduct a suite of projects that create innovative assessments for ECS teachers, and investigate the design and delivery of high-quality assessment literacy materials and sustainable, ongoing training as a complement to teacher professional development workshops. This is made possible through funding from the National Science Foundation. The assessment materials and workshops are being disseminated via the CS For All Teachers web site during the 2017–18 school year.

Changing Expectations — Changing Expectations pledges to support the computer science learning of underrepresented Black and Hispanic students and their parents and teachers in urban and rural communities in Texas.

Code/Interactive — New York — Code/Interactive pledges to prepare 45 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 60 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

CodeCombat — In October 2017, CodeCombat partnered with Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings to run a coding competition across 16 juvenile justice facilities, reaching over 500 students in just one week. The program was geared towards expanding career aspirations for students in a secure setting who have often had setbacks in school, giving them opportunities to develop technical skills and earn recognition for it. The partnership will continue throughout the 2017–18 school year with the goal of tripling student participation by summer 2018. CodeCombat is also partnering with Amazon to expand access to cloud-computing education to K-12 schools through CodeCombat’s game-based learning platform. Working with Amazon Web Services Educate program and Amazon Future Engineer, they’ve reached over 1,100 students with an initial pilot program, which is being expanded during Hour of Code 2017 to potentially reach over 600,000 additional players.

CodeHS — CodeHS pledges to launch a cyber security course for high schools that includes online professional development by fall 2018. They are also launching Code Oregon, an initiative to bring computer science to districts in Oregon and will host free in-person professional development sessions in five regions around the US in summer 2018. CodeHS also announces a partnership with Expo to allow students to build multi-platform native mobile apps in JavaScript in the browser with React Native. CodeHS has launched a quiz bank to give teachers access to thousands of community generated coding quiz questions.

Codemoji.com — Codemoji pledges to support all schools that can’t afford coding curriculum but still want to teach their students how to code.

CodeMonkey Studios — CodeMonkey commits to providing educators and students 300 Super Teacher subscriptions to introduce and further promote the importance of computer science in K-12 education during the 2017–18 school year.

CodeVA — Virginia — CodeVA pledges to prepare 32 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 32 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Contra Costa County Office of Education — California — Contra Costa County Office of Education pledges to prepare 24 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 24 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Deep Run Elementary School — Elkridge, MD — Deep Run Elementary School pledges to encourage 100 students to complete a 20 hour course on Code.org.

Delaware County Intermediate Unit — Pennsylvania — DCIU pledges to prepare 40 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 40 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

DevTech Research Group, Tufts University — The DevTech Research Group at Tufts University announces the launch of a new outreach initiative for families with young children to collaborate in coding explorations using the ScratchJr programming app and the KIBO robotics kit. DevTech pledges to gain at least 20 partner schools and museums by fall 2018, serving an estimated 100 families. They are also releasing a box set of ScratchJr Coding Cards to be published by No Starch Press in 2018.

Educate Maine and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance — Maine — Educate Maine and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance pledges to prepare 28 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 28 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Elementary Institute of Science — California — EIS pledges to prepare 25 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 25 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Explora — Science Center and Children’s Museum — New Mexico — Explora — Science Center and Children’s Museum pledges to prepare 30 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 30 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Family Code Night and MV GATE — FamilyCodeNight.org announces “10,000 Nights,” a program to inspire and enable 10,000 Family Code Nights in 2018 for one million K-5 kids and their parents or guardians, at elementary schools and other hosts nationwide, featuring the Hour of Code from Code.org. Partners and collaborators include: CSTA; NCWIT’s K-12 Alliance; San Francisco USD; CodeVA; California State PTA; Silicon Valley Education Foundation; Maine Math and Science Alliance; and ACSA’s Elementary Education Council. FamilyCodeNight.org also announces new and updated free resource kits for K-5 CS education and family engagement, including: the Family Code Night Event Kit; PTA-Parents CS Action Kit (a blueprint for K-5 parent engagement at schools); The Foo’s Code Club Kit (for volunteer-led, after-school K-2 code clubs); and new Spanish language Family Code Night materials.

Flocabulary — Flocabulary pledges to make all of its hip-hop based coding resources free during Computer Science Education Week, including its newest units Coding: Algorithms and Coding: Events.

Florida International University — Florida — FIU pledges to prepare 30 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 30 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Florida State College Jacksonville — Florida — FSCJ pledges to prepare 20 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 23 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools — California — FCSS pledges to prepare 25 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 24 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing — Georgia — CEISMC pledges to prepare 40 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 40 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Grand Canyon University & Science Foundation Arizona — Arizona — GCU and SFAZ pledge to prepare 70 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 50 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Harriet Eddy Middle School — Elk Grove, CA — Harriet Eddy Middle School pledges to provide computer programming to all 7th and 8th grade students through a comprehensive design curriculum in partnership with the IB programme framework.

Idaho Digital Learning Academy — Idaho — Idaho Digital Learning Academy pledges to prepare 20 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 12 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Idaho STEM Action Center — Idaho STEM Action Center pledges to provide $305,000 in dedicated funding to schools across Idaho in the 2017–18 academic year to purchase hardware devices with the intent to be primarily used for coding instruction. This funding is to help build infrastructure to allow every child to have access to coding.

Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis — Missouri — The Institute for School Partnership pledges to prepare 30 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 30 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation — Kentucky — Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation pledges to prepare 40 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 50 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Kodable — Kodable pledges to develop an adaptive learning platform in 2018 using smart data to differentiate CS for every student. The goal is for every child to learn at their level and according to their interests. Kodable will use machine learning to make the differentiation smarter, more accurate and more accessible for every student.

Launch CS — The NYC Department of Education Software Engineering Program Junior partnered with Launch CS and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to provide a new Micro:Bit curriculum as an Open Education Resource. The curriculum is being tested this school year at 11 NYC schools. It will be available to all teachers for free in Spring 2018. The curriculum aligns the new CSTA Standards and provides students an environment to construct their knowledge of computer science and computational thinking concepts through Micro:Bit projects.

Lumity — Illinois — Lumity pledges to prepare 48 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 70 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Marquette University — Wisconsin — Marquette University pledges to prepare 128 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 32 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network — Michigan — Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network pledges to prepare 60 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 120 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Micro:bit Education Foundation — The Micro:bit Education Foundation has released new teacher lesson plans aligned to Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals curriculum for primary and elementary school students. These lessons extend the concepts taught in the Code.org curriculum and bring them into the physical computing world with Micro:bit devices and Microsoft MakeCode software editor. Each lesson consists of a teacher’s guide that includes learning objectives, a step-by-step agenda, and student assessments, in addition to, supporting documentation and guided practice for each concept.

mindSpark Learning and Colorado Education Initiative — Colorado — mindSpark Learning and Colorado Education Initiative pledge to prepare 64 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 64 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Mississippi State University — Mississippi — MSU pledges to prepare 50 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 30 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) — TECHNOLOchicas (www.technolochicas.org), an initiative co-produced by NCWIT and the Televisa Foundation, is teaming up with AT&T and Microsoft to host multiple events in Dallas and New York City for engaging young Latinas and their families in interactive computing activities and Q&As with computing students and professionals.TECHNOLOchicas is a national initiative designed to raises awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.

National Math and Science Initiative — The National Math and Science Initiative pledges to offer AP CSP in all high schools they support through their College Readiness Program by the 2021–22 school year. Building on their recent increases in CS offerings, they have planned strategic actions to increase AP CSP offerings by roughly 25% in 2018–19.

New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative — Iowa — NewBoCo pledges to prepare 32 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 32 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Nextech — Indiana — Nextech pledges to prepare 96 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 96 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 — Washington — ESD 101 pledges to prepare 25 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 20 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Oak Glen Middle School — New Cumberland, WV — Oak Glen Middle School pledges to continue to provide all students with access to computer science at every grade level through Innovative STEM courses.

Orlando Science Center — Florida — OSC pledges to prepare 6 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 14 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Puget Sound Educational Service District — Washington — Puget Sound Educational Service District pledges to prepare 25 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 25 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Rice University — Texas — Rice University pledges to prepare 32 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 32 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Riverside County Office of Education — California — Riverside County Office of Education pledges to prepare 30 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 28 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Sacramento County Office of Education — California — Sacramento County Office of Education pledges to prepare 40 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 25 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

ScratchEd — The ScratchEd team, with support from the Scratch Foundation, pledges to engage over 3,000 educators in participatory professional learning experiences, by increasing the number of ScratchEd Meetup locations from 24 to 36 in the 2017–18 school year.

Silicon Valley Education Foundation — California — SVEF pledges to prepare 25 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 25 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program — Nevada — Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program pledges to prepare 32 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 50 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Tampa Bay STEM Network — Florida — Tampa Bay STEM Network pledges to prepare 24 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 24 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

TCNJ Center for Excellence in STEM Education — New Jersey — TCNJ Center for Excellence in STEM Education pledges to prepare 32 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 32 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

TECHNOLOchicas and Televisa Foundation — TECHNOLOchicas, in partnership with Televisa Foundation and NCWIT, pledges to continue working with underrepresented populations to bring awareness and interactive experiences that promote the participation of Latinas in tech. TECHNOLOchicas LiFT will be launching 15 programs in Arizona in early 2018. Through the LiFT programs, they will be teaching and engaging Latinas into computer science. With funding from INTEL, Televisa Foundation and LULAC will create 15 new after-school programs in Arizona for 370 girls ages 11–14 during 2018. They are partnering with AT&T to support and connect Latino communities by hosting the 2nd #ATTDiversityTREK, an immersive career and recruiting experience with TECHNOLOchicas & HACEMOS. During CSEdWeek, AT&T will host 45–60 Dallas Latina high school students and expose them to STEM activities and career opportunities.

Tennessee Department of Education — Tennessee — Tennessee Department of Education pledges to prepare 32 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 32 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

The Council of Educational Administrative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland — Maryland — CEASOM pledges to prepare 50 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 50 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

The Div — Oklahoma — The Div pledges to prepare 32 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 32 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

The Friday Institute — North Carolina — The Friday Institute pledges to prepare 125 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 40 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

The STEM Center of Excellence at the Citadel — South Carolina — The STEM Center of Excellence at the Citadel pledges to prepare 50 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 50 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Tickle Labs — Tickle Labs announces the launch of Tickle App’s support for augmented reality. As a trailblazer in coding education, Tickle App is ready to once again pioneer the idea of extending STEM classroom into a multi-dimensional world.

Twin Cities Public Television — Minnesota — Twin Cities Public Television pledges to prepare 28 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 28 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

UC Davis C-STEM Center — UC Davis C-STEM Center announces the development of Math-ICT Curriculum and ICT Pathway that provide K-12 students with up to 13 years of hands-on integrated math and computer science education with coding in Blockly and Ch/C/C++. The curriculum has been adopted by more than 60 school districts. Additionally, HP Enterprise will sponsor 100 teams from 100 K-12 schools in California to participate in C-STEM RoboPlay Video Competition in 2018. The RoboPlay Video Competition is a robotics-centric video competition for K-14 students. Engineers from HPE and other industrial sponsors will judge and select the winners of the competition.

UNH STEM Teachers’ Collaborative — New Hampshire — UNH STEM Teachers’ Collaborative pledges to prepare 24 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 24 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Union Station — Kansas and Missouri — Union Station pledges to prepare 30 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 30 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

University of Nebraska — Nebraska — University of Nebraska pledges to prepare 24 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 24 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

University of Rhode Island — Rhode Island and Connecticut — University of Rhode Island pledges to prepare 30 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 24 to teach CS Principles in 2018. Additionally, they pledge to work with all 36 school districts in the state to train 100 teachers, impacting over 2000 students in Rhode Island during the 2018–19 school year.

University of Texas at Dallas — Texas — University of Texas at Dallas pledges to prepare 48 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 48 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Utah STEM Action Center — Utah — Utah STEM Action Center pledges to prepare 25 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 25 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Vidcode — Vidcode pledges to partner with FamilyCodeNight.org to create a new Family Code Night Event Kit based on Vidcode’s video+javascript instructional platform. Building upon Family Code Night’s first Event Kit for K-5 families, the new Vidcode Family Code Night Event Kit will enable evening school events with advanced options for K-8 students and their parents/guardians to try JavaScript in a fun hour-long video-production experience.

West Virginia University — West Virginia — West Virginia University pledges to prepare 64 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 64 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

WNY STEM Hub — New York — WNY STEM Hub pledges to prepare 24 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 24 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Women in Technology — Hawaii — Women in Technology pledges to prepare 30 teachers to teach CS Discoveries and 30 to teach CS Principles in 2018.

Women’s Foundation of Arkansas — The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas announces the creation of a PSA Campaign that will promote girls and minorities in STEM/Computer Science Education. The PSA campaign is in partnership with Arkansas Educational Television Network, Arkansas Department of Education, and with support from AT&T. Students across Arkansas pitched their ideas on how to encourage their peers, and the winning pitch has been produced into a PSA. It will premier on December 8th, 2017 and will be shown in movie theaters throughout Arkansas over winter and spring breaks 2018.

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