Publication Date: April 9, 2018
As technology continues to advance, we have a shared responsibility to ensure that everyone benefits in the future.
In 1983, the commissioners of “A Nation at Risk,” the report on American education, understood the need to foster a society of learners. They wrote, “At the heart of such a society is the commitment to a set of values and to a system of education that affords all members the opportunity to stretch their minds to full capacity, from early childhood through adulthood, learning more as the world itself changes.”
Microsoft, Code.org, and other technology companies work together to promote funding at the federal and state levels to support computer science teacher training. We also work together to encourage students to study computer science by allowing such classes to count toward math and science graduation requirements. Many technology companies also help schools bring computer science into the classroom. Microsoft’s Technology, Education, and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program, for example, helps high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs through partnerships between teachers and technology industry volunteers. We’re proud to have robust participation from employees at many of the largest technology companies, including Google and Amazon, which also run their own computer science education programs.