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Computer Science Chair Works to Expand Access to Programming in Georgia

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Computer Science Chair Timothy Hipp was recently selected to serve as an AP College Board Advocate at the Georgia state capital. His day was spent networking with Georgia educators and speaking directly with state senators and representatives about supporting the AP College Board program throughout Georgia. Mr. Hipp met with Senate Education Chairman P.K. Martin IV and attended a meeting of the House Education Committee. AP Advocates also met with Senators Freddie Powell Sims, Albany and Southwest Georgia, and Chairman Lestor Jackson, Savannah. The State Senate recently passed Senate Bill 108 designed to expand computer science course access and provide professional development for computer science teachers. 

Mr. Hipp spoke about the growth and success of the AP Computer Science program in Woodward's Upper School. Leading the largest AP Computer Science program of independent schools in the state, Mr. Hipp explained the positive impact that the new AP Computer Science Principles course has had on enrollment across the department in all computer science and engineering courses.

Mr. Hipp currently teaches all sections of AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. He has been selected to serve as a reader for the AP Computer Science Principles exam this summer.

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