First Ever K-12 Computer Science Summit

The first ever K-12 Computer Science Summit was a success! Over 200 people with stakeholders from all across the state in various capacities in attendance, they spoke out about the need for ALL our students to have access to computer science. A common theme that carried throughout the summit was that “your zip code shouldn’t determine what you are able to learn.”

As individuals attended breakout sessions to voice their opinions and share their knowledge on the topic of computer science it was evident that the catalyst for change was occurring. During the opening remarks Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz stated, “… the Pritzker administration’s plan to expand access to computer science programs across the state is a way to get more Illinois students to be a part of the future. Already, 1 out of 10 computer science degrees in the country comes from Illinois,” Ruiz said. “We’re only eclipsed by California. But the goal is to expand CS to all our public schools in the way that CS for all has been done at Chicago Public Schools. Gov. Pritzker is thrilled to expand access and be a part of this.”

We at CS4IL take this as a call to action to keep the momentum going. You can follow the link to contact his office:

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