Twenty-six Ohio schools will gather at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday for the first-ever Computer Science Advocacy Day.
More than 120 students and 40 teachers will meet with local legislators to promote two policies: One is to call for the creation of a plan for computer science education in Ohio, while the second is to modernize state law for the licensure of new computer science teachers.
During a student showcase, kids will present examples of how they use computer science to help solve problems. That portion of that program goes from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Statehouse Atrium.
According to event co-sponsor The Ohio STEM Learning Network, 63% of school districts in Ohio do not teach high school computer science.
Project Lead the Way, TechCorps, Cleveland State University and Code.org are all co-sponsors of the event.