Media Mentions

Sacramento State News


Projects aim to boost women’s interest in computer science

Excerpt: [One of the projects includes] “Girl Power by Design: Broadening Participation in High School Information and Communication Technology Pathways,” will research ways to increase girls’ participation in the Elk Grove Unified School District’s “Information and Communication Technology” pathway, with the long-term goal of a 75 percent increase. Norris will work with Assistant Professor of Computer Science Anna Baynes and Professor of Education Deidre Sessoms as well as Elk Grove teachers. Nine teachers across six high schools have agreed to study their own teaching practices as well as participate in professional development that will help promote equity in the field.




Kaiser Permanente awards nearly two million dollars in grants

Elk Grove Unified School’s Teen Parent Program was one of the 2019 grantees in the greater Sacramento area that improved access to care and coverage.




California students learn to code to prepare for tomorrow’s jobs

Excerpt: “Samuel Kennedy Elementary School is one of 260 schools in low-income California communities learning computer coding after school through the Kids Code program. [T]he Kids Code class at Samuel Kennedy Elementary School…is part of the state’s After School Education and Safety Program, which offers classes ranging from art and choir to sports at California schools in low-income communities. Elk Grove Unified officials plan to buy equipment and train teachers with the grant. The district won grants for two elementary schools and a middle school.”