U.S. education chief gets firsthand look at R.I.’s computer science initiative

by Tommy Cornelis


U.S. education chief gets firsthand look at R.I.’s computer science initiative

WEST WARWICK – Rhode Island is well along in Governor Raimondo’s program to establish computer science classes in all public schools.

Her Computer Science for Rhode Island program, the governor said, drew U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. to the state Monday to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, which runs through Sunday.

At West Warwick High School, for example, principal Phil Solomon said 20 percent of students are taking computer science, up from 1 percent last year.

Because weather delayed his flight from Washington, D.C., King was late for an event at the high school. But he arrived in time to make a few remarks at a roundtable discussion in the library and to sit with students in a computer-coding class.

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