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Gov. Northam awards grants for computer science education

RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam this week announced new school grants aimed at promoting computer science education.

Northam said Monday he had approved a total of $1.3 million in grants to a number of public schools and colleges.

Charlottesville Public Schools will receive $124,000 to create a partnership with the University of Virginia, Tech-Girls, and Computers4Kids to develop resources, train teachers and engage K-8 students in computer science.

Lawmakers authorized the grants last year, which are to be used on professional development for teachers, instructional resources and other areas related to computers science.

Low-performing schools were given a priority for the funding.


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