It's that time of year again--the Hour of Code is (almost) here.

The Hour of Code is just that--one hour of coding, done at any point during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-10). Educators can find all the information they need here, such as how to get started, which activities to choose and how to promote computer science on a regular basis.

The need to focus more on computer science learning frameworks and opportunities is evident--last year, a two-year Google study exposed racial and gender disparities in computer science education, and it is well-documented...

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