The United States leads the world in technology innovation, but our leadership is jeopardized by insufficient support for computer science education in our nation’s K-12 schools. Today, even as our economy is increasingly driven by information technology, only one of four K-12 schools in the U.S. offers any computer science courses. We can and must do better!
Our goal – Increased federal funding for computer science education this fiscal year.
Leaders from all sides agree. On April 25, 2016, a group of CEOs, educators, organizations, and 27 Democratic and Republican governors sent an open letter to Congress and the American people calling for federal funding to provide every student in every school the opportunity to learn computer science.
VFI is proud to support the Computer Science Education Coalition (CSEC), a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding computer science education in K-12. The CSEC is composed of a cross-section of U.S. businesses, education leaders, and NGOs who have come together to expand access to and federal funding for computer science education in K-12 classrooms across America.
- Why K-12 Computer Science Education is Critical feat. CSEC chair Erin Siefring – webinar
- Nikkia Carter: Kids need computer science – The Virginian-Pilot
- K-12 computer science education: It’s a national economic imperative – St. Louis Dispatch
- Businesses join forces to launch CSE coalition – Edhesive
- Joining the Computer Science Education Coalition – Medium
- New Coalition, to Push for Computer Science in K-12, Launches Today! – CRA Government Affairs Blog
- ACT | The App Association helps launch Computer Science Education Coalition – ACT | The App Association Blog
- VFI Ambassador Corinne Johnson’s editorial: Fill the skills gap – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette