BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Codesters (@icodeinschool), a leading platform for K-12 computer science instruction, announced today its expanded partnership with CodeBrooklyn (@codebrooklyn), an initiative with Borough President Eric Adams (@BPEricAdams) to bring a computer science programs to every school in Brooklyn within seven years.
"I am proud to be working with Codesters to bring computer science to every Brooklyn student." said Borough President Adams. "Codesters is a valuable partner in our CodeBrooklyn initiative, helping us engage underserved schools and their communities. Codesters' dedication to every student's future sets the standard on how to bring coding and computer science to schools throughout Brooklyn and New York City."
Codesters CEO Gordon Smith (@gordonmsmith) participated today in a press conference during which Borough President Adams announced the findings from his 2016 CodeBrooklyn School Technology Report. The report highlights the need for increased investment in computer hardware and infrastructure in the borough's schools.
"Today's report further catalyzes our commitment to bring computer science to schools in underserved areas of Brooklyn, New York City, and the nation," said Gordon Smith, CEO of Codesters. "We share the vision of Borough President Adams and CodeBrooklyn that computer science must be taught to every student in every school, regardless of the economic circumstances of the surrounding community."
During Computer Science Education Week (December 5 - 11), Codesters will deliver Hour of Code activities to over 5,000 students, across nearly 100 schools in Brooklyn, as part of CodeBrooklyn. Nationally, Codesters will deliver more than 100,000 Hour of Code activities, driven in part by its inclusion in the recommended curriculum list on Code.org.
"Code.org has been a critical advocate for computer science, particularly through Hour of Code events happening around the globe during CS Ed Week." said Gordon Smith.
In September, Codesters announced its commitment to Title I schools at the White House Summit on Computer Science Education. Codesters is a founding content partner of the new national CSForAll Consortium (@CSforAll) and was recently added to DonorsChoose.org.