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Free CS Courses and Resources Through Amazon Future Engineer

23 March, 2020

Attention school leaders, computer science teachers and parents! Amazon Future Engineer has made a whole suite of amazing tools and resources available for free to parents and students through at least August 2020. This suite of offerings includes a virtual robotics program, CoderZ, and Amazon Future Engineers’s Edhesive computer science high school courses for middle […]

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Updates to Computer Science Course Codes for Virginia

24 September, 2018

As part of the new Computer Science Standards of Learning, several new courses have been developed. They are designed to cover a variety of Computer Science topics and can be taken sequentially. The following SCED codes have been assigned to the new Computer Science courses. Please use these codes if offering one of the new […]

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Virginia’s Family Code Night 2017

26 October, 2017

CodeVA was pleased to partner with Family Code Night, the Richmond Main Library, & the Slover Library in Norfolk to launch Virginia’s Family Code Night. ​Family Code Night is a whole-school family event that ignites coding and computer science learning at any elementary school, and in any family. Virginia, which has the highest density of computer science […]

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Take A Trip Through Virginia, the Digital Dominion.

18 October, 2017

So much of Virginia’s history is tied to pioneering human advancement. This pioneering spirit has continued in the Digital Age powered by Computer Science. So much of our future will also be driven by even greater advances by Virginians in this field. From NASA Langley, which was featured in the story of Hidden Figures; to our […]

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Richmond Area Students in Attendance as White House Announces $200M a Year for Computer Science Education

25 September, 2017

More than a dozen Richmond-area students were on hand Monday as the White House announced a $200 million per year commitment to computer science education in U.S. schools. “Unlike similar proposals in previous years, today’s action delivers funding to schools, immediately. Fourteen students from CodeRVA in Richmond and Chesterfield County traveled to Washington to witness […]

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Sign Up For the Congressional App Challenge Today!

14 September, 2017

The third annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC) has launched and will run through November 1, 2017. The CAC is a congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in coding and computer science through local app challenges hosted by the Members of Congress. This year, there are over 165 Members of Congress signed upto participate! he CAC aims […]

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Public Hearings on the Proposed Computer Science SOL

1 September, 2017

An important part of the Computer Science Standards of Learning review and development is the solicitation of comments from teachers of Computer Science and other Computer Science educators, curriculum supervisors, school administrators, education organizations, scientists, workforce representatives, parents, and other members of the public. The Virginia Board of Education will hold two public hearings on the […]

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CodeRVA Regional High School Has Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

26 August, 2017

CodeRVA Regional High School, a new computer science based school in Richmond, had a ceremonial ribbon cutting Tuesday. More than 90 ninth and tenth grade student from around the region will attend the school in its first year. The students were selected via lottery out of a pool of 700 candidates. CodeRVA, located on Durham Street, […]

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Sen. Warner Unveils Grant To Provide Teachers in Rural South & Southwest VA with Computer Science Training

16 August, 2017

United States Senate Washington FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wed., Aug. 16, 2017 CONTACT: Rachel Cohen (Warner) 202 306 3278 SEN. WARNER UNVEILS GRANT TO PROVIDE TEACHERS IN RURAL SOUTHSIDE & SOUTHWEST VA WITH TRAINING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE & CODING  ~ $361,000 Tobacco Commission grant will help prepare students for STEM careers ~ WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner […]

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