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Staff news: Julie Flapan named to statewide computer science education committee

Julie Flapan
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Julie Flapan

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Julie Flapan, director of the Computer Science Project at UCLA’s Center X, as one of the 15 technology and education experts selected to serve on a new panel charged with overseeing implementation of K-12 computer science standards in California. 

The panel, called the Computer Science Strategic Implementation Advisory Panel, was created by Assembly Bill 99. Members will draw up plans to make sure teachers are prepared, schools have enough resources and the state’s new computer science standards are implemented fairly and effectively.

Flapan is also the executive director at the Alliance for California Computing Education for Students and Schools, an organization dedicated to advocating for high-quality and accessible K-12 computer science education in California. She previously served as the director of civic engagement at the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education and Access. 

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