With 126 Organizations Nationwide, Create & Learn Makes New Commitment to Expand Computer Science Education in the Bay Area & Beyond
Palo Alto, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 — The CSforALL movement, to bring computer science to all US students, marked a major growth milestone today, along with 126 organizations, Create & Learn has made a new commitment to advance computer science education access and opportunity for youth across the United States at the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase.
"Create & Learn makes a commitment to teaching live coding classes online in the United States serving 10000 Students for free by Fall 2021."
#CSforALL commitments are new, specific, and measurable actions aimed at advancing the goal of rigorous and inclusive computer science education for all U.S. youth, and are designed to grow support and momentum for a sustainable K-12 computer science education system in and out of school. Notably 29 organizations listed below have made a #CSforALL commitment annually since 2017. To continue the trend, in 2020, 78 organizations have returned to make a commitment at least twice. The commitments detailed below include investments in 34 individual states, three commitments with a nationwide focus, and five commitments with an international focus.
“The collective impact and systems level change that the CS education community is making through #CSforALL commitments are pushing us all forward toward the goal of rigorous, inclusive and sustainable CS for all youth,” Ruthe Farmer, Chief Evangelist, CSforALL.
As the U.S. continues to grapple with COVID-19 and racial injustice in a year full of obstacles and surprises, the need to bring rigorous and equitable computer science education to prepare ALL students for a successful future is more urgent than ever. Fortunately, the systems in place to expand that critical access is getting a significant boost today through 163 new commitments from 126 organizations to advance computer science education access and opportunity for youth across the United States and beyond.
About Create & Learn: At Create & Learn, we take the whole-brain approach to STEAM learning. This means kids not only have hands-on experiences with latest technologies such as AI and Data Science, but more importantly, we bring them all the way to the highest tier of learning which is to develop kids' creativity and critical thinking skills. This is why we are Create & Learn - from learning all the way to creating.
About CSforALL: CSforALL is the national hub of the computer science for all movement with a mission to make high-quality computer science an integral part of K-12 education in the United States. Our three-pillar approach; Support Local Change, Increase Rigor and Equity, and Grow the Movement, directs our work across a national and local spectrum to provide equitable and accessible K-12 computer science education to every student. We engage with diverse stakeholders leading computer science initiatives across the nation to support and facilitate implementation of rigorous, inclusive and sustainable computer science. For more information: www.csforall.org Twitter: @CSforALL