Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 2020 Computer Science Education Week

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December 2020 has arrived, and just as Arkansas has for the past five years in December, the state is honoring Grace Hopper’s birthday by celebrating Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) December 7th through the 13th. 

Governor Asa Hutchinson, who continues to receive national and even international recognition for our state’s work in Computer Science Education, formally designated, via proclamation, next week as Computer Science Education Week in Arkansas. Found at: 

The Arkansas State Board of Education (SBE) also recognized the significance of the week by adopting a CSEdWeek resolution during its November 2020 meeting. Found at:

Over the next week, the state encourages Arkansas schools, after-school organizations, civic organizations, and industries to promote computer science education. One easy and safe way to do this is to encourage your students and members to join the over one-billion individuals who have completed an Hour of Code at If your students or members are already a part of that over one-billion, or they are looking for something beyond the Hour of Code activities, many additional options can be found at  

Governor Hutchinson is excited to personally encourage all Arkansans to engage in this most important and fun initiative, but you don’t have to take our word for it:


Next week is Computer Science Education Week; Arkansas is releasing a new Computer Science related announcement and/or commitment each day of the week. For a full listing of the announcements as they are made please visit the ADE Computer Science and Computing Initiative online at:


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