Businesses give $300M toward K-12 computer science education

Students at Canyon Lake Elementary School in Rapid City take part in a coding class

Today, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum directing Education Secretary Betsy Devos to improve K-12 computer science education.

Mr. Trump's order could take effect more quickly than an initiative the Obama administration announced last year to spend $4 billion on STEM and computer science education over several years, experts said.

"Greater access to STEM and computer science programs will ensure that our children can develop the skills they need to compete and to win in the workforce of tomorrow", Efe quoted Trump as saying.

The announcement comes on the heels of a presidential memorandum President Donald Trump signed yesterday, directing the Department of Education to donate at least $200 million annually in the grant money it receives to supporting education in STEM Fields. Ivanka says access to high-quality STEM education is lacking in too numerous country's K-12 and postsecondary schools.

In an effort to boost science, tech, engineering and math education around the country, the White House and five giant tech companies plan to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into these fields. Ivanka told reporters, "Given the growing role of technology in American industry, it is vital our students become fluent in coding and computer science, with early exposure to both".

According to code.org, 40 percent of schools now do not teach computer science, even though 90 percent of parents want their children to study it.




Ivanka Trump said too numerous nation's K-12 and postsecondary schools lack access to high-quality STEM education.

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce will each commit $50 million to the venture, while Lockheed Martin will contribute $25 million. You got to know how to use those computers.

The Obama administration also advocated for STEM education, asking Congress to allocate $4 billion in public funds past year.

"We're looking forward to see a tremendous amount of innovation throughout the states", said Ivanka. Courses in Computer Science are especially scarce in too many schools and communities, despite the job opportunities that these skills create.

Salesforce.org is also granting nonprofit Code.org $1 million to expand access and teacher training for K-12 computer science.

"Whether a student wishes to become a lawyer, a nurse, a scientist, or a coder, a background in computer science will provide a critical foundation for the future", said Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi.

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