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Second innings: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to launch presidential campaign on Sunday

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is all set to launch her second presidential campaign from April 12, a news report said.

Clinton is expected to make an official announcement of her 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, New York Daily reported.

According to an official, she is likely to make the announcement via video footage and social media.

Clinton is expected to begin her campaign with a series of smaller events in early-voting states, including Iowa and New Hampshire, the official said. The Clinton camp has already signed a lease for a new office space in Brooklyn, New York, as her campaign headquarters.

Hillary Clinton served as the 67th Secretary of State under Obama from 2009-13. Prior to this, she represented New York in the US Senate from 2001-09.

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Facebook Introduces Free Online Education Programme in The US

The "We do" module lets educators and students learn together. And the "You do" is designed to help students practice their new skills

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Facebook has launched in the US free online education programme CodeFWDTo to increase the numbers of underrepresented and female students interested in pursuing computer programming.

“We’re working on a number of initiatives like CodeFWD to widen the pipeline of diverse talent studying computer science so the next generation of tech innovators reflects and incorporates diverse perspectives, building a future that benefits us all,” Lauryn Ogbechie, Education Partnerships Director at Facebook, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Created in partnership with connected toys maker Sphero, CodeFWD by Facebook, has been designed for both English and Spanish speakers.

It is a three-step programme where educators and organisations introduce computer programming to 4th to 8th grade students.

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With the first module “I do”, CodeFWD prepares educators to introduce the basics of computer programming to their students, even as they may be discovering the concepts themselves.

The “We do” module lets educators and students learn together. And the “You do” is designed to help students practice their new skills.

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“After completing these three steps, educators who want to continue developing their students’ coding skills using a tangible, hands-on product can apply to earn a free classroom set of programmable robots from our partners at Sphero,” Ogbechie said. (IANS)

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