Student participation rises in industry-led Hour of Code during Computer Science Week

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-six elementary, middle and high schools participated in the recent Computer Science Week, where, through the “Hour of Code,” students learned computer coding.

According to Tech Collective, the state’s information technology and bioscience industry association, 2,251 students were introduced to the Hour of Code, 1,000 more than last year, with 17 schools new to the initiative.

In addition, 31 volunteers from 19 companies, organizations and post-secondary institutions provided instruction, a news release from Tech Collective said.


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