Posted Date: 08/28/2017
Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement regarding his 2017 Coding Tour:
“I am kicking off my fifth computer science tour this week, and the difference between what was happening in the state on the first tour two years ago and now is tremendous.
“Thanks to the amazing response from educators, students and the business community, Arkansas continues to lead the nation in computer-science education. National publications are writing stories about us. Companies are considering Arkansas because they see the strong workforce we are creating. Computer coding classes have become so popular that some schools have a waiting list of students. Teachers have access to training and resources that they did not have before we started our Computer Coding Initiative.
“Arkansas is truly becoming a tech hub, and I can’t wait to hit the road and meet even more of our talented students to spread the word about coding and their future in Arkansas’ economy.”
Lakeside is extremely excited to host Governor Hutchinson and are looking forward to the opportunity to share the wonderful coding programs they have added to their curriculum K-12.