State on Track to Reach Raimondo's Computer Science Goal

Six months after Gov. Gina Raimondo announced an ambitious plan to offer computer science at every Rhode Island school by December 2017, the state is on track to reach its goal.

Richard Culatta, Raimondo's chief innovation officer, tells The Providence Journal ( about half of the state's public schools will have met this standard by the time they open later this month.

Culatta says the state is well ahead of its target for high schools.

Raimondo's plan seeks to address the skills gap between Rhode Island's graduates and high-paying jobs in the tech field.

The state has partnered with Microsoft,, Bootstrap and local universities to develop the curriculum and training for teachers. The governor allocated $260,000 for teacher training in her budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

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