NSF BPC and CPATH end
The NSF CISE (CS-stuff) Division is cancelling the CPATH (CISE Pathways to Reinvigorate Undergraduate Education) and BPC (Broadening Participation in Computing) programs. The April CPATH call for proposals has been cancelled. Right now, the May BPC call is still going forward. We’re told that CISE is creating a new program to fund work in computing education, from middle school level up. All currently funded proposals will be honored. This does raise questions about the efforts started that will require additional funding, like the creation of the new APCS exam, the CS 10K effort (to create 10K high school CS teachers in 10K schools by the time the new AP CS starts in 2015), and the renewals for the BPC Alliances, like Georgia Computes!