Sioux City elementary school awarded for coding projects

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 11, 2015 at 4:00 a.m.



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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City elementary school has been given a monetary prize for their computer programing efforts during an international week dedicated to teaching code.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1RdLeSp ) that Loess Hills Elementary received the Code Iowa award from the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council and code.org, a computer science nonprofit, this week.

The school received $4,000 to be used toward instructional technology for their efforts in Hour of Code week. Millions of students work on a computer-coding related activity in the worldwide event.

Loess Hills Elementary is a computer programming specialty school. Instructors teach core subjects through a computer programming lens.

The students dedicated their Hour of Code week to spreading knowledge to City Council members, business owners and representatives of higher education institutions.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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