Governor announces that this is Computer Science Education Week

December 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Gov. Kay Ivey, as part of Computer Science Education Week 2017, announced she is joining the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science. The governor announced that creating opportunities for computer science education in Alabama is a pillar of her “Strong Start, Strong Finish” education initiative, and this Partnership furthers that commitment.

“Today, as we kick off Computer Science Education Week 2017, I’m pleased to partner with other governors around the country through the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science,” Ivey said. “I am excited to lead the efforts to expand access to computer science education for all students in Alabama. We must continue working to provide opportunities so that students can have a running start toward the high-demand jobs of today. We live in a technology-driven world so I want to ensure our educational system teaches in a technology-driven way. Joining the Governors’ Partnership is a key step forward in paving the way for my ‘Strong Start, Strong Finish’ education initiative.”

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Ivey plans new education initiative focused on early education, computer science, workforce development

July 27, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Gov. Kay Ivey is planning to launch a new education initiative focused on PreK–3rd-grade education, workforce development and computer science programs in middle and high schools across the state.

The program, dubbed the “Strong Start, Strong Finish” initiative, was announced at the Innovation Depot in Birmingham on Wednesday.

“Alabama needs a comprehensive approach of collaboration that improves education from Pre-K to the workforce. That’s the goal of Strong Start, Strong Finish,” Ivey said. “Our educational system has not received the positive spotlight it deserves. Under Strong Start, Strong Finish, we will bring all stakeholders to the table and provide coordination that will help students succeed in school and after they graduate.”

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