Computer Science Initiative

"Of all the big-ticket items we’ve dealt with since I’ve been governor, this relatively small-ticket item may have the greatest long-term impact."

Asa Hutchinson

Governor Hutchinson’s leadership on computer-science education has garnered the state national recognition, from the White House to national media outlets and tech companies, including:

Time Magazine US News Wired Magazine
edcoop The 74 Morning Joe

Computer Science News view all


Governor Hutchinson Announces Fall 2019 Computer Science Tour of Arkansas Schools

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his Fall 2019 Computer Science Tour, his ninth tour of Arkansas schools since he took office

Read More

Governor Hutchinson’s National Computer Science Summit Reflection Report

The Arkansas Department of Education released a report from the National Computer Science Summit for State Leaders that took place on June 10, 2019.  CLICK

Read More

Cyber Range: Next Step in Arkansas’ Computer Science Initiative

When you hear that computer hackers have stolen millions of Americans’ personal information from a credit bureau, it’s like hearing that someone

Read More

Learn to Code view

Videos Gallery view all

Computer Science: The Arkansas Story

Computer Science: The Arkansas Story

Governor’s Coding Tour - Spring 2019

Governor’s Coding Tour - Spring 2019

Arkansas Computer Science Teacher of the Year Press Conference

Arkansas Computer Science Teacher of the Year Press Conference

Governor Hutchinson’s Fall 2018 Coding Tour

Governor Hutchinson’s Fall 2018 Coding Tour

Computer Science Resources

Arkansas Department of Education’s Computer Science Page

The ADE Computer Science pages provide access to a variety of computer science-related information and resources® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world. is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more.

Girls of Promise – Women’s Foundation of Arkansas

Girls of Promise® is proven to encourage girls to continue pursuing higher-level science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses past eighth grade, with goals towards careers in these fields.

Since 1999, more than 5,000 eighth-grade girls have been introduced to women with careers in STEM fields, participated in hands-on learning activities, and met other girls passionate about learning through their participation at Girls of Promise® conferences.


ARCodeKids is a 501 (c)(3) exempt non-profit organization focused on building awareness, expanding student participation and enabling new career pathways in computer science across Arkansas.

Search for Arkansas tech jobs. Finding your new job just got easier.

©2020 State of Arkansas. All Rights Reserved.