MEDIA ADVISORY: Dorn, Inslee to Adopt Computer Science Standards

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Randy I. Dorn


Dorn, Inslee to Adopt Computer Science Standards


OLYMPIA—DECEMBER 1, 2016—State Superintendent Randy Dorn and Gov. Jay Inslee will announce formal adoption of Washington state’s first set of computer science standards at Tumwater High School, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 9:30 a.m.


Dorn and Inslee will be joined by members of and Washington STEM, which were partners in the writing of the standards.


After a brief overview of the standards, participants will be given tours – lead by students – of robotics, 3-D printing and computer science principles classes. The event will end with the signing of the standards.


The celebration occurs during Computer Science Education Week. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the need for computer science. A highlight of the week is Hour of Code, in which students from around the world begin to learn fundamentals of computer programming.



WHEN:      Thursday, December 8, 2016

                 9:30-10:45 a.m.


WHERE:    Tumwater High School

                 700 Insrael Rd SW

                 Tumwater, WA  98501


WHO:        State Superintendent Randy Dorn

                 State-Superintendent-elect Chris Reykdal

                 Gov. Jay Inslee

                 Tumwater School District Superintendent John Bash

                 Other invited guests


RSVP:        Nathan Olson, OSPI Communications manager

                   360-725-6015 or


Nathan Olson
OSPI Communications Manager

About OSPI

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state's 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.

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