Raimondo to Promote High-Tech Learning in School Classrooms

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by local education leaders,
will highlight the technology program at Edward R. Martin Middle School in East
Providence. Raimondo will visit the school’s Google classroom and speak with students
about coding and the elephant robot they created.
«Computer science is the new basic skill,» Raimondo said. «Programs like the one
at Edward R. Martin Middle School are exactly what our students need to be competitive
in the job market. Our Computer Science for RI (CS4RI) initiative will give kids
an edge, so that they can get good jobs that pay, and Rhode Island becomes an
innovation center for years to come.»
On Monday, Raimondo launched the CS4RI program, the state’s first comprehensive
computer science education initiative. The effort, in partnership with Microsoft,
Code.org, colleges and universities across Rhode Island, and others, seeks to help
every public school in Rhode Island teach computer science classes by December 2017.