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Elementary student who 'hated school' gains new mindset after computer science education

By: C Spire on Feb 21, 2020 8:03:46 AM

Teacher Jana Chao knows firsthand what it's like to watch education - especially computer science - change a student's life. Watch her tell the story of one such student's transformation:

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture

Parent reminder: Computer science is fun!

By: C Spire on Feb 20, 2020 2:21:00 PM
 
Krisa Rowland is a parent of middle school students in Clinton, Miss. She's also an advocate of bringing computer science to classrooms throughout Mississippi. "One of the things we forget about with computer science and our kids is that it's fun!"
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Mississippi's Future Can't Wait

Mississippi needs computer science education in all of our schools. Senate Bill 2284 and House Bill 1165 are the next steps in making that happen, and they rest in the hands of the House and Senate education committees.

Contact your legislator in support of computer science for every school. Text FUTURE to 50457 or visit ourMSfuture.com for more info.

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture

Learn how the Computer Science Bill will impact Mississippi schools

By: C Spire on Feb 17, 2020 1:46:07 PM

Legislators across Mississippi are listening as constituents continue to press for computer science education in our public schools through C Spire's proposed Computer Science Bill.

Mississippi Senate Bill 2284 — sponsored by Sen. Scott Delano with co-sponsor support from Sens. Kevin Blackwell, Joel Carter, Nicole Boyd, Kathy Chism, Daniel Sparks, Tyler McCaughn and Jeff Tate—provides a roadmap to bringing computer science education to every school in the state. Additionally, House Education Chair Richard Bennett has introduced Mississippi House Bill 1165 with similar language to the Senate bill.

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture

Mississippi teacher says computer science is more than just programming

By: C Spire on Feb 13, 2020 8:15:00 AM

"Computer science is problem-solving, creativity and abstract thinking," says teacher Bethany Lucas of Oxford, Miss. "Computer science is problem-solving, creativity and abstract thinking," says teacher Bethany Lucas. She is among a growing number of educators who want the community to realize the impact that computer science is having on students. "These students start to see that there are numerous opportunities out there in software development - high-paying jobs that they would enjoy."

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture

Student: 'My computer science class is preparing me for the future I want'

By: C Spire on Feb 10, 2020 1:20:00 PM

C Spire is committed to advancing technology throughout the state of Mississippi. That's why we've launched a statewide campaign working with state legislators to pass a bill that requires computer science education in our public schools. Learn more here.

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture

C Spire sounds alarm- Mississippi’s Future Can’t Wait

By: C Spire on Feb 4, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 


The state’s future is at stake. From our children to our economy, everything is on the line when it comes to a lack of computer science education in Mississippi schools. C Spire recently launched the “Mississippi’s Future Can’t Wait” campaign with a powerful TV commercial showing the negative impact of being behind other states who are teaching computer science in schools. The campaign’s goal is to bring computer science education to all Mississippi public schools.

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Topics: Tech Movement, OurMSfuture


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