- Annel Lopez
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SACRAMENTO – This week, Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley) and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) recognize December 4th-10th as Computer Science (CS) Education Week.
CS Education Week serves as an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn about computer science, advocate for equity and celebrate the contributions of the trailblazers, educators, students, and partners in the field. This week also celebrates Grace Hopper, a pioneer in computer programming.
“During Computer Science Education Week, we are encouraging children with an interest in technology to fuel their passion. California is a global leader in technology and for youth yearning for exposure in this industry, the career opportunities available to them are endless,” stated Assemblywoman Luz Rivas. “However, to ensure K-12 students are equipped with these essential 21st century skills, we must expand access to high-quality computer science courses. This year, I was proud to pass the only computer science bill signed by the Governor. AB 1251 convenes a workgroup to evaluate pathways towards establishing computer science credentialing, just one step in making computer science education a reality for California schools. Expanding access to computer science classes statewide will continue to bolster and diversify California's leading tech industry.”
“Computer Science Education Week highlights the crucial role that computer science plays in equipping our students with the skills they need to succeed in tomorrow's digitally driven world,” said Assemblymember Marc Berman. “Too many California students grow up in the shadows of California’s famous tech companies, yet go to schools that don’t even offer them the opportunity to learn the skills they need to one day work there. Expanding access to computer science courses will not only help close the gender and diversity gap in tech fields, it will also help train the future workforce needed for California to remain competitive both with other states and other nations.”
“Code.org is excited to celebrate Computer Science with Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, which is an opportunity for students to receive a free introduction to computer science through fun activities and videos along with student peers around the world, while celebrating and promoting Computer Science Education Week,” stated Code.org.
Assemblywoman Luz Rivas proudly represents the 43rd Assembly District, which includes the City of Los Angeles communities of Arleta, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sun Valley, Sylmar, North Hollywood, Valley Glen, and the City of San Fernando.