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 Code.org
edcoop The 74 Morning Joe

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10.06.2017

Cyber Range: Next Step in Arkansas’ Computer Science Initiative

When you hear that computer hackers have stolen millions of Americans’ personal information from a credit bureau, it’s like hearing that someone

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10.04.2017

Gov. Hutchinson Says First-of-its-Kind Cyber Range is ‘Next Step’ in Computer-Science Initiative;

Announces $500,000 Grant to UCA, Partnership with AETN Students will learn to detect, defeat cyber-attacks on simulated network CONWAY — Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that

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09.25.2017

Gov. Hutchinson Applauds President’s Focus and Support for Computer-Science Education Nationwide

LITTLE ROCK – President Trump’s commitment of $200 million a year to high-tech education will enhance Arkansas’ nation-leading efforts to ensure that students

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2018 Governor’s All State Coding Competition

2018 Governor’s Coding Tour: Heber Springs High School Recap

Spring 2018 Coding Tour

Arkansas Continues to Lead in Computer Science


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

Code.org

Code.org® 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. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and Code.org also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world. Code.org 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

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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