Code.org Raises $12 Million from Bill Gates and Other Backers

Code.org Raises $12 Million from Bill Gates and Other Backers

Code.org, the non-profit organization that aims to increase access to computer science education, has raised $12 million in philanthropic funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Infosys Foundation USA and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

For Computer Science Education Week, Governor Cooper will join middle school students at a Google-sponsored science coding workshop Thursday in Charlotte. Students who are interested in coding can continue their education, as Harrisonburg High School offers two classes on it, as do some of the governors' schools in the area, including AP Computer Science.

"We're at the point where most states are coming around to realizing that...computer science is going to need to be part of the education curriculum, and really they're all trying to figure out what's the right way to get there", Partovi told VentureBeat.

When Code.org started four years ago, it couldn't get a single school district to commit to teaching computer science in every high school.

Metro School is Taking Advantage of 'Computer Science Education Week'

This week, students and teachers across the globe will participate in coding activities and promote computer science education in schools.

Fifth grade student Ajhawer Guy said he likes how complicated computer science can be. In addition to the new funding, Code.org announced today that it has reached a milestone of 10 million girls with student accounts on its platform. Computer science can help nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. According to Code.org, computing jobs are the No. 1 source of new wages in the United States-these are jobs in every industry, and they're projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs.

The vast majority of computer science jobs are held by men, but the district is working to change that trend by encouraging more female students and minority female students to participate.

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