From Sue Recoon

posted Nov 19, 2013, 3:12 PM by Oliver Kennedy

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, I am passionate about teaching Computer Science and have taken the lead for many positive changes in curricula for our kids!

I have recently been an influence in creating legislation at the state level to award math or science credit for certain computer science courses and to award liberal arts elective credit at the university level.  There are currently Bills in the Assembly and “same-as” bills will be introduced in the Senate this winter.  Appealing to the State Board of Regents is another avenue that is being pursued.  Very exciting!!!

By 2018, New York will need to fill 423,200 STEM-related jobs, and 57% of these jobs will be in computing.  

Computer science develops students’ computational and critical thinking skills and teaches them how to create—not just use—new technologies.  This fundamental knowledge is needed to prepare students for the 21st century, regardless of their ultimate field of study or occupation.

Please join me in signing this petition – to state education leaders – and please pass on to all New Yorkers.

If you have already signed and forwarded to friends, THANK YOU!  I hope to pass 100 this weekend and 500 by next.

Thanks so much, J Sue

Please join this campaign:

Contacting Your Government Reps

posted Oct 20, 2013, 4:09 PM by Oliver Kennedy

As State Senator Razenhofer pointed out during the fall conference, the best way to get legislation to pass is to get in touch with your local officials.  For your convenience, here're some tools for finding your local reps:

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