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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) alliance is offering a free workshop October 12 and November 2 for college-level and high school educators/staff to learn how to start and run financially self-sustaining computing summer camps. These workshops will take place in Columbia, South...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ECEP Partner States contributed to many events celebrating computing education as part of the annual Computer Science Education Week, held December 9-15th. This year, the Hour of Code tutorials made participation accessible and engaging. In total, almost five million students from 168 countries...

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Expanding Computing Education Pathways alliance (ECEP) is pleased to announce that it will award six institutions seed money grants to buy equipment to help the institutions start or expand summer computing camps for students. The grants will provide each recipient with approximately $5,000...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) alliance encourages underrepresented minorities to pursue computing education and careers.   However, in 2013 only 1,090 out of 29,555  (3.6%) students self-identified as Black on the Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam.  In addition, the...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance joined more than 700 computing researchers, educators, and industry professionals at the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)'s annual Summit, held in Newport Beach, California in May. Georgia Tech professor and...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Barbara Ericson's 2013 analysis of AP CS data has produced a storm of media coverage. Below are links to a variety of outlets who covered the report's findings. 

This notable EdWeek piece includes a ...
Friday, March 28, 2014

Some didn’t know where to start; others knew the lay of the land in their states. All 25 came to the March 6, 2014 “birds of a feather” (BOF) session at the 45th Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2014) in Atlanta to learn how...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

South Carolina is poised to be a national leader in computing education. South Carolina already has a CS requirement for all high school students.  Their students take more AP CS than many comparably-sized states.  They have a significant industry buy-in to improve computing, through the...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. – Building on its success in drawing more women and under-represented minority students to study computer science at Massachusetts public colleges and universities over the past five years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The issues in South Carolina are different from the ones in Georgia, and they’re different again in Massachusetts and California. That’s what’s making this ECEP Alliance work interesting and complicated.

Below are some common themes that have surfaced from ECEP's work so far, based on ...

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