As part of Microsoft’s commitment to furthering education, we are thrilled to join Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo today in announcing a partnership with Microsoft Philanthropies, bringing computer science education to every public school from K-12 in Rhode Island.
“If we want our kids to have the best opportunities in our tech-driven economy, we need to do everything we can to help them keep pace, and develop the skills that matter,” Rhode Island Governor, Gina Raimondo said. “Part of turning our economy around, and creating jobs is making sure every student, at every level has access to learn the new basic skill – computer science. Thanks to the partners we have assembled for this initiative, I know we can achieve this goal.”
Governor Raimondo’s CS4RI consortium is joining Microsoft’s TEALS program alongside the University of Rhode Island and Brown University. Through this collaboration, the state of Rhode Island is looking to bridge the diversity skills gap and provide opportunity for all of its students — an initiative that will soon extend past Rhode Island to help make educational progress nationwide. By working together, we can help more American youth fill the 1.4 million computer science related jobs that will exist in the U.S. by the end of 2020.
Read more about Rhode Island’s CS4RI program on Microsoft’s Citizenship blog.