Gov. Announces Privately-Funded Computer Instructional Program for Kids
DES MOINES, Iowa — A half-dozen Iowa schools could soon be getting high-tech makeovers.
Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office has announced the creation of a program called Computer Science is Elementary.
It will identify six high-poverty elementary schools in the state and use privately raised money to launch a new intensive computer instructional program in classes. The program is modeled after one already being used at a Sioux City Elementary School that emphasizes technology and computational thinking.
The program is estimated to cost $450,000, of which $175,000 has been raised so far.
The governor’s office has set a December deadline to finish fundraising.