CS Education Gets Congressional Attention

August 27, 2010 at 2:30 am 1 comment

I didn’t realize that the same week that the CS Ed Act was introduced by Representative Jared Polis, another Representative (Vernon Ehlers of Michigan) introduced the CS Ed Week resolution.  As Cameron’s blog points out, it’s about getting and keeping congressional attention.

Last week was a huge one for computer science education in the Nation’s Capital. Congressmen from both parties introduced two pieces of legislation — The Computer Science Education Act  and the Computer Science Education Week Resolution  — intended to help strengthen computer science education. I’ve written before that the road to education reform is long, and progress will come in fits and starts. Both pieces of legislation represent another step along this road and the beginning of a much broader engagement to bring attention to computer science education issues in the United States.

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  • 1. Norcross schools  |  August 30, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I’m not sure if I feel good that Congress is focussed on CS ed. or not. I have mixed emotions due to their tendency to, in the long run, get in the way of real, tangible progress.

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