Grants awarded by Virginia governor aims to expand computer science education

Posted at 5:50 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 05:50:14-05

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing new school grants aimed at promoting computer science education.

Northam announced Monday he had approved a total of $1.3 million in grants to a number of public schools and colleges.

Lawmakers authorized the grants last year, which are to be used on professional development for teachers, instructional resources and other areas related to computers science.

Low-performing schools were given a priority for the funding.