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Maurya Couvares
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Maurya Couvares is the Co-founder of ScriptEd, a nonprofit organization that brings computer programming courses to schools in low-income communities. ScriptEd empowers the next generation to be creators of technology and gives students the opportunities they deserve to define their own successes.

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ScriptEd: Empowering Kids by Teaching Them to Code

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 10:56 AM

Liz Davidson and I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of inspiring students from low-income communities. We saw our students accomplish amazing things.

Some were the first in their families to go to college. Some overcame language barriers to become valedictorians of their classes. Others earned high...

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International Marathoner Wants Kids to Learn to Code

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 9:14 AM

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Christine Gary Runs the Antarctica Marathon 'in a bikini'


Christine Gary had hopes of setting a world record as the youngest person to run a marathon on each continent. But when she found out that someone else beat her by just a few weeks,...

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Learn to Code Movement: For All Students

(17) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 2:34 PM

Over the last seven years, Liz Davidson and I had the privilege of working with hundreds of inspiring students from low-income communities. We saw our students accomplish amazing things. Some were the first in their families to go to college. Some overcame language barriers to become valedictorians and salutatorians of...

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International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in Tech

(4) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 6:59 AM

ScriptEd, a nonprofit that brings computer programming instruction to students in high need schools, is celebrating International Women's Day. We are highlighting some of the many women who have helped inspire us to bring computer science education to next generation of digital citizens. Currently, only 3 percent...

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Learning to Code from the Other Side of the Digital Divide

(2) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 3:14 PM

When we launched our inaugural ScriptEd class last September, we thought were ready teach high school students how to program. We believed our students would speed through the fundamentals of variables, conditionals and loops. They would discover the power of APIs and the command line. After eight weeks of...

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