State Awards Computer Science Grants for South Jersey Schools

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Governor Phil Murphy is making computer science education more accessible to students throughout the state.

On Wednesday, January 30th, as part of the Computer Science for All initiative to advance STEM education, Murphy and officials with the New Jersey Department of Education announced that the State will award $2 million in advanced computer science grants to 29 schools in New Jersey.

Those awarded in South Jersey were Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, Ocean City High School, and Gateway Regional High School.

The funding expansion marks the first time that New Jersey has specifically funded an expansion of computer science education and will give 900 additional high school students access to computer science coursework.

Schools that applied for and received the grants will use the funding in the 2019-2020 school year.

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