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Assistant Deputy Secretary to Discuss Importance of Computer Science in Education at National Press Club


Contact:  
Jo Ann Webb, (202) 401-1576 , press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: October 06, 2010

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, will give remarks at “System Failure: Why is K-12 Computer Science Education Fading as the Digital Economy Grows?” at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the National Press Club. He will discuss computer science as an important component of science, technology, engineering and math education, as well as the Department’s “Blueprint for Reform: Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA).” The event will bring together educators, industry leaders and other stakeholders from across the country.

“Running on Empty,” a new joint report by the Association for Computing Machinery and Computer Science Teachers Association will be released at Wednesday’s event. The report outlines the state of computer science education across the nation.

The event is hosted by Computing in the Core Coalition, a new alliance bringing together major partners in the computing community to advocate for K-12 computer science education.


Event 1
Who : Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement, U.S. Department of Education
Norm Augustine, former chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Dan Reed, corporate vice president of technology, policy and strategy, and leader of the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG), Microsoft
Alfred Spector, vice president of research and special initiatives, Google
Lucy Sanders, CEO, National Center for Women and Information Technology
Bobby Schnabel, Dean, School of Informatics, Indiana University, and chair of Association for Computing Machinery’s Education Policy Committee
Tammy Pirmann, high school computer science teacher, School District of Springfield Township, PA, and president, Computer Science Teachers Association, Philadelphia
John White, CEO, Association for Computing Machinery
What : Remarks at “System Failure: Why is K-12 Computer Science Education Fading as the Digital Economy Grows?”
When : 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010
Where : National Press Club
First Amendment Room
529 14th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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