CSforAll PR goes to the White House

CSforAllPR Team
CSforAllPR Team

As part of the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) alliance the CSforAllPR team was invited to a national summit in Washington, D.C. Oct. 28-29, 2016. Various computer science education-focused leaders from 16 states and Puerto Rico,  attended raging from  K-16 educators, industry, government, researchers and non-profit organizations.

According to ECEP, ” Summit goals included strengthening community among ECEP state leaders, exploring models of state-level education practice with research collaborations, and using meaningful measures of change to inform strong state CS for All strategies”. Throughout the summit, attendees benefited form a broad range of dialogues, presentations, networking and the thrilling energy of CSE advocacy was hosted on the White House’s Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This summit  “was in duo_dinamico_cs4allprconjunction with the White House Symposium on State Implementation of Computer Science (CS) for All and was co-sponsored with the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Research + Practice Collaboratory (R+PC). The second day, the 90+ attendees gathered at the George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus”(ECEP, 2016).

The ECEP Alliance includes 16 states – Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia – and Puerto Rico. More information can be found at www.ecepalliance.org.

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