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Montana middle schools can apply for grants to add computer science courses

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November 29, 2017View for printing

Middle schools with a majority of students living at or near the poverty line could apply https://www.pltw.org/experience-pltw/ ... portunities for financial support to add computer science courses.

Project Lead the Way https://www.pltw.org and Verizon https://www.verizonwireless.com/homepage/ announced this week that they are offering $20,000 grants to help some schools fund "high-quality, hands-on computer science curriculum and teacher training," according to a news release.

JAYME FRASER jayme.fraser@lee.net

http://missoulian.com/news/local/mid ... f63bb7.html

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Colorado colleges overflowing with huge wave of computer science students

"Computing skills have become ubiquitous in our society. Just about every engineering and science discipline needs computer skills and now they are enrolling in our classes." Colorado School of Mines computer science professor Tracy Camp

At the University of Washington, demand is so great that only one-third of students who apply to major in computer science and computer engineering are accepted into the school's program.

http://www.matr.net/article-80068.html

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This is a great opportunity to give our future computer experts an advantage by starting their skills training early in their lives.

This will not only give them an unfair advantage when they apply for college but also give them practical experience that can only enhance their expertise.
--Russ




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