White House Commits to $4 Billion for Expanding Access to Computer Science

Common Sense Kids Action wants to provide students K-12 with the technology succeed in the future. By JR Starrett
White House Commits to $4 Billion for Expanding Access to Computer Science

In our rapidly evolving economy, students are being tasked with learning new skills that will allow them greater access to further education and career pursuits. Common Sense Kids Action has worked with policy makers, parents, and educators to ensure that students are being provided with the best opportunities to safely take advantage of today's technology in the classroom.

We are excited to share a recent White House announcement of a bold new initiative that seeks to empower all American students from kindergarten through high school to learn computer science. The initiative includes a budget recommendation of $4 billion for states, with $100 million directly for school districts to expand K12 computer-science courses. 

Common Sense Kids Action, working with like-minded partners, advocates for the inclusion of computer-science courses that would count toward a high school diploma, a policy that 22 states currently do not have in place. 

Common Sense Kids Action is working at the state and federal levels to promote policies that will make it easier for school districts, higher-education institutions, and regional business leaders to work together to provide these opportunities to students to help them succeed in a career or at college. 

Learn how you can ensure that all kids have access to career opportunities by signing up today to become a Kids Action Advocate.

About JR Starrett

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JR oversees Let's Invest Large in Youth (LILY), a multi state program for Common Sense Kids Action. In this capacity JR works with a team of internal and external stakeholders to identify and introduce state based... Read more

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