Cameron Wilson -> Getting serious about a public policy impact

June 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm 2 comments

This is big news — has hired Cameron Wilson for a year.  Take’s reach and combine it with Cameron’s understanding of how public policy works. Cool!

Cameron Wilson, long-time Director of Public Policy for ACM, has been given a special assignment for 12 months to work at as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Government Relations. was founded by Seattle tech entrepreneur Hadi Partovi to create, launch, and lead a new initiative for scaling K-12 computer science education.  A phenomenal video produced as part of the launch attracted widespread attention.  Today, 9 out of 10 schools nationwide don’t offer computer science; in 40 states, computer science does not count towards math or science graduation requirements; the NCAA doesn’t consider computer science as an academic credit for aspiring student-athletes; the recent National Research Council “Framework for K-12 Science Education” ignores computer science, as does the “Next Generation Science Standards” document derived from this framework.

We need to change this.  Computer science teaches you to think – it needs to be viewed as an essential component of STEM.

via Cameron Wilson -> » CCC Blog.

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