Apple Brings Coding Education to More Students for Computer Science Education Week...Link type:
Apple today unveiled new resources designed to bring coding education through the Everyone Can Code program to even more students around the world. Starting today, customers can register for thousands of free Hour of Code sessions, available at all Apple Store locations around the world from December 1 through 14. The company also introduced Swift Coding Club materials to help teach coding outside of the classroom with Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn programming language used by professional developers to create world-class apps. And to help prepare and develop students for the workforce, the company unveiled new Advanced Placement curriculum and App Development with Swift certification.
Football Great Curtis Martin Returns Home to Give Kids a Safe Place to Play and Grow in Homewood...Link type:
When Mubarik Ismaeli approached him three-and-a-half years ago for help securing a new scoreboard for Willie Stargell Field in Homewood, Derrick Tillman thought he was thinking too small. “We began to talk about the project and I thought that just wasn’t enough,” said Tillman, president and CEO of Bridging the Gap Development. “I knew Homewood needed the best of the best.” So the two Westinghouse High alumni dreamed up an ambitious plan to build a new multisport field and community gathering space. Their persistence was rewarded recently when city leaders and Pittsburgh native, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin announced a $14 million public-private partnership to rehabilitate the field. The money will come from various sources, including HCS, the city and state, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Indianapolis-based insurance company Group1001.