Congress designates National CS Education Week

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Melissa Norr at the outstanding CRA Policy Blog writes today about some Congressional action I can actually get behind

Last night, Congress passed a resolution stating that the week of December 7 is National Computer Science Education Week by a vote of 405 to 0. The resolution language includes reasons that computing is so important to our culture and economy and the need to increase the diversity of people in computing as important factors that a National Computer Science Education Week could help promote. The week of December 7 was chosen to honor Grace Murray Hopper, one of the earliest female pioneers in computing, as her birthday was December 9.

The full text of the resolution is here. Kudos to the ACM and their cast of cohorts for lobbying for this. Are there t-shirts?