BCPS in the News

Press Conference Announcing BCPS Partnership with Code.org

Friday, January 17, 2014
 
            
WHO:                 
School Board Members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Code.org representatives, District staff, school leaders and students.
 
WHAT:          
Press conference to announce the District’s new partnership with Code.org, a national non-profit organization committed to providing students with increased access to computer science programs in school.
 
WHEN            
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
3 p.m.
           
WHERE:        
South Broward High School, Media Center
1901 North Federal Highway, Hollywood
 
WHY:             
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is currently the only Florida school district selected by Code.org for this unique partnership, which aims to increase students’ interest in computer science as a possible career path.  Computer science transforms students from simply consumers of technology to creators of technology, all while opening doors to high paying, high demand jobs. It is estimated that by the year 2020, there will be one million more computer science jobs than students entering the field.   The District’s new partnership with Code.org will provide BCPS middle and high school students with greater opportunities to access high-quality computer science courses and curriculum in school, as well as professional development opportunities for teachers. 
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
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