Gov. Asa Hutchinson
took his computer coding roadshow to Hall High School in Little Rock today and used the appearance to also announce a state competition in coding.
Teams from each high school will compete at the regional level for a state competition in April. The first-place winners will receive $2,000 per person and winning schools will get a grant for computer equipment. Verizon announced a $40,000 gift to help finance the program.
Hutchinson touted, as he has in other school appearances, the state's new mandate that each high school offer a computer science class. Students may now use a computer course to satisfy the math component of graduation requirements.