Gov. Brown joins Parkrose Middle School Students for a lesson in computer science

Gov. Kate Brown visited Parkrose Middle School in Portland Tuesday for a Google presentation on computer science. KATU photo

PORTLAND, Ore. – Gov. Kate Brown visited students at Parkrose Middle School in Portland to explore computer science with a presentation developed by Google Tuesday.

Google is traveling the country to get students excited about things like coding.

Through the CS First Program, students have a chance to work on a program called “Scratch.”

It allows them to figure out how to make animations and interact with each other using code.

Brown joined in on the lesson Tuesday.

“I learned some things today. I clearly need to work on my coding skills, but I just want to encourage each and every one of you to continue the work you're doing here, and good luck and study hard, and have some fun along the way,” she said.

Google says only 10 percent of kindergarten through 12th grade schools offer computer science classes.

But, by 2020, there will be 1 million computer science jobs.

Click here for more information on getting involved with CS First in the community.

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