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Millions sign up to train for an ‘Hour of Code’

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Tuesday, Code.org updated their website to show that 4, 109, 667 people have learned an "Hour of Code" so far on the website; the news has created a buzz around the country. Monday, is there was a national push to get students around the country to sign up and learn computer programming. The push around the United States is for Computer Science Education Week that runs from December 9-15, according to PBS.org

The hope is that teachers will also take an hour this week in their classes to teach an “Hour of Code” to students. Jobs in computer science are steadily growing and there is a need for American students to learn it; the United States is one of the countries that are falling behind when it comes to training and developing computer programmers. An “Hour of Code” hopes to spark an interest in the minds of students and get them interested in coding. See the video above about the program.

Tuesday, Computer Science Education Week released this info in a press statement:

"Today, we're surrounded by technology. Commerce, communication, entertainment, and more, all rely on computers. Yet, very few of us know how they actually work. Computer science education is an increasingly important foundation for success, and everybody can benefit from learning the basics."

President Obama also made a statement Monday about and encouraged students to get involved in the "Hour of Code" project. And Code.org has made it fun to train for the “Hour of Code” on their website.

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