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April 25, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Code.org: Why isn’t Seattle Schools partnering?

When I read columnist Brier Dudley’s story, “Code.org going to school in a big way” [Business/Technology, April 23], I was excited to see the nonprofit Code.org push through its computer-science program to 30 school districts and an estimated 2 million K-12 students in this country.

I’m a big believer that learning the language of computers is as important for 21st-century students as learning a foreign language always has been. I’ve downloaded the nonprofit’s free programing apps for my grandson and was excited to think that Code.org’s educational curriculum would soon be in his Seattle public school.

So I was disappointed to find that out of the eleven school districts in our state, which will soon benefit from the program, the Seattle School District is not one because “Code.org wasn’t able to reach a partnership with Seattle Public Schools.”

What? The group is hoping to partner with 70 more school districts by the end of the year, according to Dudley. Can we hope that Seattle Schools is one of them?

Denise Gaffney Neu, Seattle

Comments | More in Education | Topics: Brier Dudley, Code.org, Denise Gaffney Neu

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