The Georgia Department of Education will provide $500,000 to help 17 school districts implement middle-school computer coding programs, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced today.
The funds based on Superintendent Woods’ recommendation, will specifically target middle schools in rural, underserved, or high-poverty school clusters. Each grant includes funding for equipment, training, curriculum, and teacher professional development.
“Georgia students need to graduate ready for 21st-century careers – we can’t be complacent and rely on the way we’ve always done things, and we can’t wait until high school to start preparing our kids,” Superintendent Woods said. “Coding and computer science is a piece of that puzzle. This funding and these new courses for middle-school computer coding are part of the broader work we’re doing at the Department to expand opportunities for students in Georgia’s public schools.”
The awarded districts are:
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