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6 school districts to get computer science pilot program
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Six school districts in South Mississippi have been selected to participate in a state-sponsored computer science pilot program.
The Mississippi Department of Education announced Hancock, Harrison, George, Pass Christian, Ocean Springs and Pascagoula school districts will begin training teachers for the program this summer.
The program will be administered at K-5 schools and high schools in those districts beginning next year.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1VRzs2B) the pilot program is designed to expand the knowledge base of students and open the doors to career opportunities.
In order to qualify for the program, schools must have a robust schedule of professional development, data gathering and adequate technology and infrastructure.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com
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