These Georgia school districts will teach more computer courses

Atlanta Public Schools is among several Georgia school districts that will benefit from a National Science Foundation grant for computer science education.

The $300,000 will help Wiregrass Technical College, Douglas County Schools, Ben Hill County Schools, Brooks County Schools, and Thomas County Schools pilot computer science classes that “ensure diverse participation in computer science across urban, suburban or rural areas,” said the Georgia Department of Education, which is the grant recipient.

"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.

It was among 27 such grants awarded nationally, with the goal of improving student participation rates in science, technology, engineering and math, especially in underrepresented populations.

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