Guest Host: Dan Reed

Computing Sciences outreach program for high school students

Computing Sciences outreach program for high school students

It’s official. Amazon is coming to northern Virginia. So what does that mean for education in our region?

School leaders say they’re optimistic about developing students’ tech skills and creating a pipeline to lucrative jobs at HQ2.

How much did Virginia’s education system factor into Amazon’s decision? And what could the company’s arrival in Arlington mean for schools contending with overcrowding?

Produced by Julie Depenbrock

Guests

  • Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. Superintendent, Alexandria Public Schools
  • Margaret Chung Principal, Arlington Career Center
  • Julia Ross Paul and Dorothea Torgersen Dean of Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Liza Wilson Durant Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement, George Mason's Volgenau School of Engineering

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour: July 10, 2020

Friday, Jul 10 2020Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld talks about the future of WMATA and what reopening will look like. And D.C. Councilmember Vincent Gray walks us through city budget and gives us an update on building a hospital east of the Anacostia River.

D.C. Police Reform, Past And Present

Wednesday, Jul 08 2020The D.C. Council's emergency police reform bans chokeholds and the use of pepper spray on peaceful protesters. But D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson says these and other proposed measures are already on the books.