NY To Spend $6M Per Year On Com­puter Train­ing For Teach­ers

The Jewish Voice - - NEWS IN REVIEW -

(VIN)Al­bany, NY–New York state is mak­ing a $6 mil­lion in­vest­ment in what is be­ing called the na­tion's largest com­mit­ment to com­puter sci­ence ed­u­ca­tion.

The money is part of a five-year, $30 mil­lion pro­gram to boost com­puter sci­ence ed­u­ca­tion at all lev­els of pub­lic school­ing. It was in­cluded in a state bud­get deal ap­proved by law­mak­ers last month.

On Monday, Demo­cratic Gov. An­drew Cuomo hailed the fund­ing as a way to help en­sure the state's school chil­dren re­ceive the ed­u­ca­tion they need to com­pete for to­mor­row's jobs.

The money will pay for train­ing com­puter sci­ence teach­ers, with the first grants go­ing to ele­men­tary and mid­dle schools as well as dis­tricts with the great­est need.

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