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EAST to Take Part in Largest Learning Event in History

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Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in the area as well. Good news is, the state of Arkansas, and more locally, Mena High School, is finding a way to change this. The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org, and over 100
others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.

With the Hour of Code, Computer Science has been on the homepages of
Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted
an Hour of Code, and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as
part of the campaign. “That’s why every one of the EAST students at Mena Middle School and Mena High School are joining in on the largest learning event in
history: The Hour of Code, to be held during the week of December 7-13,” said Mena High School EAST facilitator Tyra Hobson.

“We at Mena Public Schools are more than excited to be a part of a global movement to expand the computer science curriculum,” said Hobson.

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