Press Release

Asa Arkansas's Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 school districts. Schools, dates and times are listed below.

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: 

“I am excited to kick-off my fourth computer science tour to visit Arkansas high schools to generate support and excitement for our computer science and coding initiative. The more students take advantage of these courses in high school, the better prepared they will be to explore these in-demand fields in college and the workforce. 

“I look forward to visiting with students, teachers and administrators across the state, as we continue our work to make Arkansas a national leader in computer science education.”

Monday, May 8

Russellville High School
2 p.m.
2203 S. Knoxville Avenue
Russellville, Arkansas. 72802

Tuesday, May 9

Mountain Home High School
10:45 a.m.
500 Bomber Boulevard
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

Flippin High School
1 p.m.
103 Alford Street
Flippin, Arkansas 72634

Yellville-Summit High School
2:30 p.m.
1124 N. Panther Avenue
Yellville, Arkansas 72687

Friday, May 12

Cabot High School
9 a.m.
401 N. Lincoln Street
Cabot, Arkansas 72023

Sheridan High School
11 a.m.
800 W. Vine Street
Sheridan, Arkansas 72150

Watson Chapel High School
1:30 p.m.
4000 S. Camden Road
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603

Governor Hutchinson’s Spring 2017 Coding Tour will encourage students to sign up for computer science classes for the 2017-2018 school year. Arkansas continues to lead the way in computer science education as noted by Code.org, Wired and TIME.

CONTACT: Press Shop (press@governor.arkansas.gov or 501.682.3642)