On January 30, during his weekly address, President Obama announced a new initiative to help teach kids computer science. Called “Computer Science for All” the initiative would make it possible for all kids across the country to learn computer science as part of their regular curriculum in school.

Obama described the initiative as “giving every student in America the skills they need in the new economy.” He also described a few examples of how technology is used and how it’s programmed.

He went on to say that he has asked Congress for funding, is pulling resources from the National Science Foundation, and getting the private sector involved. He mentioned companies like Google and Salesforce who are ready to support the initiative.

Since this is just the announcement of the initiative, it’s unclear how long this will take to become a reality and even if Congress will authorize the funding for it.

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Nicole has been playing games her entire life. Now that she's a mom, she's passionate about promoting games as a healthy pastime to other parents around the globe. She has been an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast. In her spare time (which is not very much, honestly) she enjoys gaming, reading, and writing fiction. Most of the time she’s a mom to a crazy, intelligent, and exhausting little girl.