News & Updates

Feb. 24, 2016 - CPS Makes Computer Science a Graduation Requirement!

On February 24, 2016 the Chicago Board of Education unanimously approved the addition of computer science as a graduation requirement for all Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students beginning with next year's freshmen, the class of 2020. CPS has become a national leader in computer science education since Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the Computer Science for All (CS4All) initiative for grades K-12 in December 2013.

After CPS launched the CS4All initiative in 2013, several large urban districts have replicated a curriculum and model similar to Chicago's. In doing so, CPS became the first school district in the country to elevate computer science as a core requirement for high school, separate from math and science. Recognizing Chicago's success, the White House launched a national CS4All initiative earlier this month.

Read the full press release and related articles.

Jan. 30, 2016 - Obama Announces Support for Computer Science for All! 

See President Obama's proposal for four billion in funding nationwide, and $100 million for some school districts, to provide Computer Science for All.

Feb. 12, 2015 - Catalyst Chicago Covers the Then & Now of CS4All

Read up on the history of CS4All and learn how schools like Lindblom are taking CS and using it as a catalyst for their students. Learn more about where we see CS4All's trajectory going and what others have to say about our initiative. 

Nov. 24, 2014 - CS4All featured in the Washington Post!

Read a feature on CS4All and learn more about our initiative and our plans to make computer science available to all students in the district as well as a core requirement! Great highlights of obstacles and successes, as well as a few school features, provide insight as to how our initiative has been progressing.

Sept. 11, 2014 - Kindergartners Learning to Code!

Read our feature in CBS Chicago which talks about Ariel Elementary school using CS with their Kindergarten students. Learn about the initial impacts of the CS4All initiative!