Computer Science Initiative

"Of all the big-ticket items we’ve dealt with since I’ve been governor, this relatively small-ticket item may have the greatest long-term impact."

Asa Hutchinson

Governor Hutchinson’s leadership on computer-science education has garnered the state national recognition, from the White House to national media outlets and tech companies, including:

Time Magazine US News Wired Magazine
edcoop The 74 Morning Joe

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Governor Hutchinson Announces New Computer Science and Cybersecurity Task Force

Proclaims Computer Science Education Week in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Executive Order 19-17 today establishing the State Computer

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Governor Hutchinson Announces 22 Percent Increase in Computer Science Enrollment

LITTLE ROCK – The number of high school students enrolled in a computer science course in the 2019-2020 school year has increased by 22 percent

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Governor Announces DXC Technology To Expand in Conway, Create 1,200 Jobs 

LITTLE ROCK – DXC Technology, a global IT company with offices in Conway, will expand its operation and create 1,200 jobs over the next

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Computer Science: The Arkansas Story

Computer Science: The Arkansas Story

Governor’s Coding Tour - Spring 2019

Governor’s Coding Tour - Spring 2019

Arkansas Computer Science Teacher of the Year Press Conference

Arkansas Computer Science Teacher of the Year Press Conference

Governor Hutchinson’s Fall 2018 Coding Tour

Governor Hutchinson’s Fall 2018 Coding Tour

Computer Science Resources

Arkansas Department of Education’s Computer Science Page

The ADE Computer Science pages provide access to a variety of computer science-related information and resources® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world. is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more.

Girls of Promise – Women’s Foundation of Arkansas

Girls of Promise® is proven to encourage girls to continue pursuing higher-level science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses past eighth grade, with goals towards careers in these fields.

Since 1999, more than 5,000 eighth-grade girls have been introduced to women with careers in STEM fields, participated in hands-on learning activities, and met other girls passionate about learning through their participation at Girls of Promise® conferences.


ARCodeKids is a 501 (c)(3) exempt non-profit organization focused on building awareness, expanding student participation and enabling new career pathways in computer science across Arkansas.

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