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ECEP Launches a New Tool for State Change Efforts

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      Surveying the landscape of computer science education is a key stage in ECEP’s 5 Stage Model for State Change. As of 2022, 65% of our states have produced at least one landscape report. These reports help states identify not just data but other resources to develop strategic plans that drive CS education policy and advocacy efforts.

      ECEP Shares Resources and Expertise with National Audiences

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          ECEP leaders have had a busy summer sharing our expertise and resources with colleagues across the nation at various conferences. This dissemination work began with the Code.org Advocacy Coalition’s State Computer Science Supervisors meeting. This annual gathering of state CS supervisors always yields new ideas in CS advocacy and uncovers state-level actions that are driving CS education initiatives across the United States. Two conferences specifically aimed at CS educators — the WeTeach_CS Summitin Texas and the national Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) 2022 Annual Conference in Chicago — brought ECEP’s mission and resources to K-12 teachers.

          Google Partners with ECEP Alliance to Support Systems Change in Computer Science Education

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              The Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance (ECEP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Google.org to support ECEP’s broadening participation in computing mission across the country. 

              Google.org’s funding of $3 million over three years will complement the baseline investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and allow ECEP to build additional backbone capacity for supporting Alliance members and activities.

              ECEP Hosts First Summit in Two Years

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                  Held in Washington D.C. May 3-4, 2022, the 2022 ECEP Alliance Summit brought together 80 leaders from 21 of ECEP’s 22 states and the territory of Puerto Rico. The agenda was built around four goals:

                  • Amplify state success and efforts
                  • Reconnect and discover new ways to collaborate
                  • Critically examine current BPC practices, policies, and pathways
                  • Explore the continuum of BPC to find bright spots and focus on goals and strategies

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