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An update from the C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium

By: C Spire on Jun 5, 2020 12:28:58 PM

The C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium has been busy. From adding a new partner to the team, to completing TV White Space testing, we’ve made progress that you will want to know about. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to over the last few months: 

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Topics: Tech Movement, C Spire Rural Broadband Consortium

5 myths about computer science debunked

By: C Spire on Mar 5, 2020 4:18:49 PM

When it comes to bringing computer science education to Mississippi’s public schools, C Spire is all in. We’ve invested millions. And just a few weeks ago, we began a grassroots movement called Mississippi’s Future Can’t Wait that has led to the upcoming House vote on a groundbreaking Computer Science Education Bill.

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture

Update: Computer science education bill passes first major hurdle

By: C Spire on Mar 4, 2020 12:32:34 PM

Mississippi legislators unanimously approved HB 1165, the computer science education bill, in the House Education Committee on March 3, clearing the way for the full House of Representatives to consider a vote on the legislation.

C Spire and the grassroots Mississippi’s Future Can’t Wait movement have championed the legislation authored by Rep. Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach. If passed into law, the bill would bring computer science education to all 884 public and charter schools in the state.

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture

Video: Students share four surprising computer science stats

By: C Spire on Mar 3, 2020 1:32:27 PM

The Mississippi's Future Can’t Wait movement is spreading awareness of the need for computer science education in all of Mississippi’s public schools.

Currently, Mississippi is trailing its neighboring states in efforts to attract new, high-tech business, jobs and expansion because it does not teach computer science in all K-12 schools. The average salary for computing jobs is $72,039, almost double the statewide average.

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture

Mississippi school superintendents endorse computer science education

By: C Spire on Mar 2, 2020 9:57:43 AM

Mississippi school superintendents gathered in Madison last week, ahead of a key legislative deadline of Tuesday, March 3, to show support for a bill that would bring computer science education to all 877 of the state’s public elementary and high schools.

“Computer science is as important in today’s world as reading, math and science proficiency,” said Dr. Phillip G. Burchfield, executive director of the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents. “It’s an integral part of our commitment and responsibility to prepare our students for the opportunities and challenges that they will face in a 21st century world that’s infused with technology.”

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture

Podcast: C Spire execs talk about urgent need for computer science education

By: C Spire on Feb 27, 2020 3:10:17 PM

Thousands of students at every public school in Mississippi are closer than ever to having computer science curriculum become a core part of their education.

With Senate Bill 2284 and House Bill 1165 currently before the Mississippi Senate and House education committees, C Spire is championing efforts to boost the state’s adoption of a solid computer science foundation in public schools.

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture


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