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Rhode Island Launches Computer Science Initiative

Rhode Island Launches Computer Science Initiative

Rhode Island's Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced a new initiative to expand computer-science education. Computer Science for RI (CS4RI), the first initiative of Rhode Island's new Office of Innovation, will bring together a coalition of partners—including Microsoft TEALS,, Project Lead the Way, Brown University’s Bootstrap, and University of Rhode Island’s CS curricula for high school — to offer a menu of options for schools to expand computer science education in kindergarten through grade 12.

CS4RI aims to:

  • Provide all K12 students with necessary 21st century skills
  • Create partnerships between schools and businesses to raise awareness about the opportunities in Rhode Island
  • Attract 21st century businesses to invest in Rhode Island by demonstrating a commitment to building a pipeline of trained and talented workers

Volunteers from Microsoft and, among others, will play a key role in the initiative. To learn more, visit