Code.org goes before Congress

On January 8, 2014, in Computing Education, by Brian Mosley

Code.org’s amazingly successful Hour of Code campaign will get some further congressional attention on Thursday as the House Science Subcommittee on Research and Technology will hear from Code.org founder Hadi Partovi as part of a hearing on “Private Sector Programs that Engage Students in STEM”. It starts at 10am and will be webcast live (check back at that previous link for the webcast).

Partovi will be presenting the results of the Hour of Code campaign (20 million students participated; the goal was 10 million) to Congressional leaders. As well, the committee will be hearing from STEM education researchers, such as Dr. Kemi Jona, Director of the Office of STEM Education Partnerships at Northwestern University and a federally funded researcher, and Washington DC area secondary school educators. It should be an interesting and informative hearing and we’ll be sure to report back with a recap.

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