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Arkansas Has ‘Literally Written The Book’ On Teaching Computer Literacy, Publication Says

Article Chronicles Governor Hutchinson’s Coding Initiative

LITTLE ROCK – States that are attempting to boost computer literacy in their schools are turning to Arkansas, which has inspired a national wave of interest in computer-science education, according to The 74, a news site that specializes in education reporting.

The 3,000-word story chronicles the history of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s initiative to require computer-science education in every public school in Arkansas.

“Arkansas helped launch what is easily a wave of states that have made computer-science … a priority …,” the chief operating officer at, told The 74. “I’d say Arkansas has the most detailed set of policies that we have seen.”

The 74 describes itself as a “non-profit, non-partisan news site covering education in America.” The website’s name refers to the 74 million children in the United States under the age of 18.

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