Congress has resolved that the week of December 7 will be designated as “National Computer Science Education Week.” Organizations such as the ACM, CRA, and NCWIT, along with industrial partners, are planning to use this week to promote awareness of computer science education.
The NSF has invested in a number of programs that seek to re-envision K-12 and undergraduate computer science education. A recent article by Jeannette Wing, Assistant Director of NSF for CISE, summarizes the rationale, the challenges, and some of the specific initiatives.
We’re eager to hear your ideas on ways that computer science education could be improved, both at the K-12 and college level. We’re also interested in hearing your thoughts on how the importance of computer science might be more effectively communicated to a broad audience.