NV, NH, NC, PR awarded mini-grants to further CS education, equity

May 4, 2017 -- Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) recently announced awards for the 5th round of mini-grants. States that are active members of the ECEP alliance are eligible to apply for awards up to $25,000. This round included applications from seven states; four states received funding reflecting a total of $87,458. The four successful applications came from Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and the territory of Puerto Rico.

New Report Tracks Policy Progress on Expanding K–12 Computer Science Education

report coverAPRIL 3, 2017, Cambridge, Mass. -- A new report describing the progress of U.S. states in achieving 10 policy priorities for improving and expanding K–12 computer science (CS) education was released today at a national workshop led by Google, EDC, and the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) on Google’s Cambridge campus.

AP Computer Science A exam data points to progress as well as wide disparities that must be addressed

EricsonHeadshot.jpgJan. 25, 2017 -- More American students are taking rigorous computer science courses in high school, at least as measured by the number of students who took the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A (CSA) exam, which assesses computer science knowledge and object-oriented programming ability in Java.

Join ECEP at SIGCSE 2017

Dec. 21, 2016 -- Several ECEP Alliance members will be presenting at the 2017 SIGCSE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) annual global symposium, which addresses challenges common among educators and features demos, lightning talks, papers, panels, posters, special sessions, and workshops. Informal opportunities for networking and ‘birds of a feather’ sessions allow for further discussions of computer science education.

TX and NH events propel state-level computer science education agendas, with ECEP support

Dec. 21, 2016 -- Texas and New Hampshire are making strides toward broadening participation in K-16 computing in their states and recently hosted gatherings focused on closing the computer science opportunity gap. Both states brought together diverse groups of stakeholders to forward state-level educational policy reform and consider strategies to ensure that every student has access to high quality computer science education.