Code.org Raises $12 Million from Bill Gates and Other Backers
06 December, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Terri Saunders
In addition, fewer than 6,000 K-12 students are enrolled in a computer science course.
In the past, computer science and the ability to write code was considered something only tech-nerds, hackers and residents of Silicon Valley would have any use for, but those stereotypes are finally changing.
To celebrate in this year's Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10), UCR Extension and the Riverside County Office of Education join the nearly 40,000 worldwide events to present the Hour of Code on Wednesday, December 6.
It's also been recognised that teaching code provides learners with stimulating mental exercises which support cognitive development, and help students develop skills which are essential for the 21st century, such as complex problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and creativity. Meanwhile, eight states, 76 school districts and 102 organizations nationwide made pledges to expand access to computer science education to millions of students.
Did you know that computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S.?
Celebrities have joined the movement this year to boost computer science education.
If you learn how to code, there's no limit what you can achieve.
Students studying computer skills in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 10, 2017. "In the arts curriculum, what you can do with coding through music and visual arts is stunning".
The Hour of Code is a national initiative to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming, created to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
Kids who learn to code today will absolutely become the next generation of science and technology innovators.
Microsoft will host two Hour of Code events with Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS). More than 400 partners support Code.org's Hour of Code, including major tech companies such as Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Tutorials are available in more than 45 languages with themes including Minecraft, Star Wars, Google Doodles and more. "I'm thrilled to announce the launch of CSforCA to make sure every California student has access to high-quality computer science education".
"If only 1 percent of the girls actively learning on Code.org continued past high school, they'd outnumber the gender gap in university CS", Partovi said.
Imports of drilling and oilfield equipment climbed by $304 million, and imports of cellphones rose by $303 million. Imports, on the other hand, increased to $244.6 billion in October, up from $240.8 billion in September.
Together with 6GB + 128GB memory and EMUI 8.0, it unleashes incredible processing power in multi-tasking environment and gaming. It's also worth noting the View 10 isn't guaranteed to survive a spill, as it doesn't carry an IP water resistance rating.
Another $500,700 was paid to employees hired by Mueller from organizations outside of the Justice Department. Mueller was appointed in May to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
As 2017 winds down, President Donald Trump continues to make headlines via his active Twitter account on a near-daily basis. Wendy's responded by saying they would give the man free chicken nuggets if his tweet was retweeted 18 million times.
A Florida native, Taggart spent one year in Eugene, leading the Ducks to a 7-5 record and an appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl. This will be the first time since 1960 that UF and FSU have had to replace their football coaches in the same year.
On Friday, Spencer and Pastor Butler traveled more than 1,000 miles to Florida, so Spencer could finally meet Roz in person. Yet the two became unlikely friends as they continued to play Words with Friends matches against one another.
Gardai have launched an investigation and are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them immediately. The scene of the crash remains sealed off by police who have closed a section of the N25 near Cushinstown.
The Envy x2 will also support an active stylus that is Windows Ink certified for activities such as note-taking and illustration. These devices are deigned to be always on like your phone and Asus says the NovaGo will offer more than 30 days of standby time.
The proposal was widely seen as a tactic to pressure Qualcomm to negotiate what would be the largest technology deal in history. FILE PHOTO: A Qualcomm sign is pictured at one of its many campus buildings in San Diego, California, U.S.
Institutional owners hold 70.30% stake in the company, while insiders ownership held at 0.08%. (NYSE:MO) for 179,595 shares. BidaskClub upgraded Bank of America from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd.
The UN envoy is planning to see foreign diplomats and UN workers in the North on humanitarian missions, Dujarric said. Feltman arrived in China as Beijing is one of the few transit points to North Korea in the world.
Ian Conyers did not go into detail with the Times on the allegations against his family member, but said he would stand with him. Conyers, 88, was hospitalized last week for a stress-related illness after returning home from Washington, D.C.
Colorado's Supreme Court Cake Case Matter To All USA
Fortunately, Supreme Court precedent since then dictates that religious freedom does not exempt business from civil rights laws. The case involves a Colorado cake baker that refused on religious grounds to bake a cake for a wedding for a same-sex couple.
Hot Stock to Focus: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) closed at $63.3 after the last trading day, drawing interest from investors and traders. Zacks Equity Research is professional-grade research that combines insight provided by equity analysts with quantitative models.
Regal Entertainment to be acquired by Cineworld Group
Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 67,052 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,485,201.80. At the close of regular trading, its last week's stock price volatility was 6.08% which for the month reaches 8.39%.
Disney-Fox deal could come as soon as next week
Fox had been said to be in discussions to sell a significant portion of its entertainment business to Walt Disney ( DIS ). Following some medium-term indicators on shares of Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:AWK). 2.68M are owned by Franklin.
Here's when you can play Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris
Xbox fans can also take comfort in knowing Xbox One X gameplay tops PlayStation 4 Pro, which features an "adaptive 4K" resolution. The studio has not yet released full patch notes for update 1.1.0; we'll amend this article with details once they're available.
Lamborghini Urus SUV Unveiled
Other features on the new Urus include adaptive air suspension and active roll stabilization, plus carbon ceramic brakes. Comparing the Urus with the Huracan Performante, the SUV comes very close to matching the sports vehicle .
Accuser Sues Bill O'Reilly For Defamation
Her lawsuit also claims that O'Reilly's statements that no complaints were filed against him are "deliberately misleading". Bernstein, who was one of those women, says O'Reilly has since disparaged her in the media as a liar and extortionist.