Ruthe Farmer named 2017 WeTeach_CS Summit Keynote Speaker

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The Center for STEM Education is pleased to announce that Ruthe Farmer will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 WeTeach_CS Summit being held in Austin, TX from June 5-7. “Ruthe Farmer’s dedication to opening up CS education to all students has been an inspiration to everyone working towards CS for All,” said Amy Werst, Manager of Programatic Operations for the Center for STEM Education. “We’re really excited that...

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No Computer Science Education at Your Kid’s School? $5 Million from TEA Is Allowing UT to Change That.

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This article originally appeared on on January 25, 2017. See original.   Only 2 percent of Texas high school graduates completed a computer science class in 2015, even though 60 percent of today’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs are in computing, according to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). One of the issues is that few Texas teachers are certified to teach computer science. For example, in 2014-15,...

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