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CTCSTA Member Honored with Presidential Award
Jackie Corricelli, Computer Science and Mathematics teacher at Conard High School in West Hartford, was honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. Visit here to read more. Congratulations to Jackie!
CTCSTA Members Attend CT Education Committee Hearing
Members of the CTCSTA visited the Education Committee for the public hearing on February 25, 2015 regarding the bill proposing CS in the middle school curriculum. View the proposed bill here. CTCSTA President Chinma Uche, CTCSTA Secretary Pauline Lake, and CTCSTA Treasurer James Veseskis joined James Maroney to give their testimony on why Computer Science and computer programming should be made part of the middle school curriculum. Additional members who could not be present submitted their testimonies online.
Breaking News James Maroney joined us at CTCSTA meeting in June 2015 to announce that the proposed bill had passed. Public Act 15-94 will be implemented beginning in July 2016. Public CT middle schools will be required to include “computer programming” in their curriculum.
See it here.
CTCSTA Members Bring Petition to the Commissioner of the CT State Board of Education
On December 20, 2013, Trinity Professor Ralph Morelli, CCSU Professor Bradley Kjell, CTCSTA President Chinma Uche, and Pauline Lake brought a petition to the Commissioner of the CT State Board of Education to make computer science satisfy existing high school graduation requirements for math or science.