North Carolina commits $500,000 to expand access to computer science

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More students in North Carolina will now be able to take computer science classes.

In the newly released budget, the state committed $500,000 — through the Department of Public Instruction’s Computer Science Initiative — to expand access to computer science offerings to all students through the professional development of computer science teachers.

This bipartisan effort was supported through the recommended budgets of Governor Cooper, State Superintendent Mark Johnson, and the NC General Assembly and comes on top of an already allocated $400,000 appropriation for the Coding and Mobile Application Grant Program which would develop partnerships to help schools design and implement computer science, coding, and mobile application development curricular programs for middle school and high school students.

With more opportunities to learn computer science, all North Carolina students will be prepared for the future.

Great job North Carolina!® is dedicated to expanding access to computer science increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.

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