GaDOE one of 27 grant winners nationwide
The National Science Foundation has awarded the Georgia Department of Education a $300,000 grant to align and support the efforts of several Georgia school districts that are introducing K-12 computer science education.
GaDOE will work collaboratively with Wiregrass Technical College, Atlanta Public Schools, Douglas County Schools, Ben Hill County Schools, Brooks County Schools, and Thomas County Schools to pilot “Aligning for Impact: Computer Science Pathways Across Contexts.” Together, the partners will create plans for sustainable efforts that ensure diverse participation in computer science across urban, suburban or rural areas.
"This grant will contribute to Georgia's ongoing work to expand computer science opportunities across the state for all students," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. "Computer science courses offer students at all grade levels the foundational skills they need for learning across many subjects and lay the foundation for emerging careers in the 21st century."
Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio