The new initiative seeks to provide $4 billion in funding for states and $100 million directly to school districts to provide computer science training in K-12 public schools. Getting CS into the curriculum will make it more accessible. These pushes are already happening on the local level, so getting federal $ into the mix is crucial. Coinciding with the announcement, not surprisingly, a handful of organizations (Google and Microsoft, to name a few) are launching campaigns to expand computer science investment and training. Most on this list have initiatives of their own already in place.
If you are interested, I suggest reading the statement from the White House here.
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