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09.06.2019

Governor Hutchinson Announces Fall 2019 Computer Science Tour of Arkansas Schools

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his Fall 2019 Computer Science Tour, his ninth tour of Arkansas schools since he took office

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07.18.2019

Governor Hutchinson’s National Computer Science Summit Reflection Report

The Arkansas Department of Education released a report from the National Computer Science Summit for State Leaders that took place on June 10, 2019.  CLICK

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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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08.18.2017

A New Tool for High-Tech Opportunities

In Arkansas, we have a high-tech wind at our back. We are becoming a microhub for technology companies and entrepreneurs. The difference between what was

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08.15.2017

Gov. Hutchinson Announces Fall 2017 Computer Science Tour of Arkansas Schools

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his fifth computer coding tour of Arkansas high schools since taking office in 2015. The tour will

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07.21.2017

Connecting Arkansas Schools

This Thursday, a large crowd gathered in the Glen Rose High School cafeteria near Malvern to celebrate as Arkansas became the sixth state to connect

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06.16.2017

Students Coding to Save Lives

I want to share a computer-coding news scoop about a pair of 13-year-old football playing Arkansans who built a device that has the potential

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05.26.2017

The Forefront of Computer Science Education

If everything about my job was as easy and as much fun as encouraging students to learn to program a computer, I wouldn’t

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05.05.2017

Gov. Hutchinson Announces Spring 2017 Computer Science Tour of Arkansas Schools

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced plans to visit several Arkansas schools throughout May to promote computer science among students and

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04.07.2017

Women in Technology

I recently saw the Oscar nominated film Hidden Figures, which prompted me to also read the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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10.31.2016

Gov. Hutchinson Announces 5,500 Students Taking Computer Science Courses; Nearly 40% Growth

Large Increase Among Female and Minority Students LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced a dramatic increase in the number of high school

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09.09.2016

Governor’s Computer Coding Competition

In October 1879, Thomas Edison successfully tested a light bulb that burned for a ground-breaking thirteen and a half hours, a moment that changed the world.

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09.06.2016

Gov. Hutchinson to Make Special Announcement Wednesday Regarding Computer Science Education

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will make a special announcement Wednesday morning regarding computer science education in Arkansas. The announcement will take place

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08.11.2016

Governor Hutchinson Announces 2016 Computer Science Tour of Arkansas Schools

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that he will be traveling to several Arkansas schools throughout August and September to promote

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06.15.2016

Governor Announces Statewide Initiative to Increase Access for Computer Science and STEM Careers

$400,000 set for Career Initiative in Every Middle School   LITTLE ROCK – Today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the Learning Blade initiative, supported through a $400,000

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12.04.2015

Growing Computer Science Education

Mustard seeds are about 1-2 millimeters in diameter. That’s about one-third the size of a single grain of rice. But when you plant

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12.04.2015

Gov. Asa Hutchinson to Make First-of-its-Kind Computer Science Announcement at News Conference Today

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson is set to make a first-of-its-kind computer science announcement at a news conference this afternoon in Little Rock.

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10.23.2015

Secret Weapons of Computer Science

Teachers like Gerri McCann are our schools’ secret weapons. As a high school French teacher from the Manila Public School District, Ms. McCann&rsquo

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10.22.2015

Gov. Hutchinson Announces Updated Computer Science Numbers; More than 2,000 Enrolled in New Course

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the newest computer science numbers at an event in Fort Smith earlier today. To date, 3,973 students are

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08.11.2015

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Details Special Coding Event Saturday; Announces Latest Computer Science Numbers

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the latest numbers regarding the state’s computer science initiative as the new school year approaches.

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05.05.2015

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Computer Science Tour of Arkansas High Schools

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson will travel to several Arkansas high schools throughout the month of May to encourage students to sign

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04.03.2015

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of the Computer Science Task Force

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced the members of the Computer Science Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force will

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02.19.2015

Governor Asa Hutchinson Releases Statement on Final Passage of Computer Science Bill (HB1183)

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement upon final passage of HB1183, which fulfills his campaign promise to provide computer

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02.06.2015

Computer Science Picks Up Speed

This week was our third full week into the legislative session.  Our legislators have worked extremely hard and accomplished key milestones in our effort

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