From ACM's Bulletin Service:
This October, the U.S. House of Representatives’ passed a resolution to
raise the profile of computer science as a transforming industry that
drives technology innovation and bolsters economic productivity. The
resolution, H. RES. 558, designates the week of December 7 as “National
Computer Science Education Week” in honor of Grace Murray Hopper, one
of the outstanding pioneers in the field of computer science, who was
born on December 9, 1906.
Citing the influence of computing technology as a significant contributor
to U.S. economic output, the House resolution calls on educators and policymakers to improve computer science learning at all educational
levels, and to motivate increased participation in computer science.
Read the full press release from ACM here
; read Congress' resolution here