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Hutchinson to conduct tour of computer science in schools


Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced that he will be traveling to several Arkansas schools throughout August and September to promote computer science among students and school districts. Schools, dates and times are listed below.

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement:

“I look forward to visiting schools across the state to continue promoting my computer science initiative in Arkansas. It’s always encouraging to meet students who are excited to learn how to code, and it’s important that we maintain the momentum of this movement and continue to build awareness of the exciting opportunities in STEM and computer science fields.

“The upcoming weeks will provide a great opportunity to speak directly to our students about the benefits of taking computer science courses and let them know that there’s still time to sign up for a coding class this fall. It’s an exciting time in Arkansas, and I am confident it’s going to be another great school year as we continue to lead the nation in computer science education.”

Monday, August 22

Benton High School

9:30 AM

211 N Border St, Benton, AR 72015

Bryant High School

11:00 AM

801 N Reynolds Rd, Bryant, AR 72022


Tuesday, August 23


Manila High School

10:30 AM

419 Olympia Ave, Manila, AR 72442

Wednesday, August 24


Spring Hill High School

1:00 PM

633 Hwy 355W, Hope, AR 71801

Monday August 29


Helena/West Helena High School

10:00 AM

103 School Road, West Helena, AR 72390


KIPP Delta Collegiate High School

11:15 AM

320 Missouri Street, Helena, AR 72342


Marvell High School

1:30 PM

1018-A Hwy 49, Marvell, AR 72366

Wednesday, September 7


Dumas New Tech High School

1:30 PM

709 Dan Gill Drive, Dumas, AR 71639

Tuesday, September 13


Star City High School

1:30 PM

400 E Arkansas Ave, Star City, AR 71667

Governor Hutchinson’s 2016 Coding Tour will encourage students to sign up for computer science classes for the 2016-2017 school year. Arkansas continues to lead the way in computer science education as noted by Code.org, Wired magazine and TIME magazine.