This Wednesday, September 14th, Vidcode is thrilled to attend the Computer Science for All Summit hosted by the White House in Washington DC. Vidcode will be included in a set of commitments announced by the White House to expand computer science nationwide.
On Wednesday, September 14, as part of Back to School Week, the White House will host a summit on Computer Science for All. The event will mark progress on expanding computer science (CS) education since the President’s call to action in his State of the Union eight months ago, and celebrate new commitments in support of the effort.
The case for giving all students access to CS is straightforward. Nine in ten parents want CS taught at their child’s school and yet, by some estimates, only a quarter of K-12 schools offer a CS course with programming included. However, the need for such skills across industries continues to rapidly grow, with 51 percent of all science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs projected to be in CS-related field by 2018.
Vidcode has been instrumental in bringing computer science to schools across the country. In New York City, where Vidcode was started, Vidcode has been a key component of the citywide Computer Science for All initiative.
"We're excited to be part of the national movement to bring CS to every student, and are looking forward to the conversations and challenges to come." says Allie, CEO of Vidcode.