The Baldwin County School District today announced it has been selected as a recipient of a $4,000 Computer Science Capacity Grant from the Georgia Department of Education.
“These funds will be used to enhance the computer science courses currently offered to our students and to ensure that they are prepared for the jobs of the future,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price.
The Georgia Department of Education recognizes that building teacher capacity around Computer Science education is important for all the students of Georgia. The intention of this grant is to first support students that are traditionally missing from Computer Science classes and then ultimately all the students of Georgia.
Underrepresented students include females, ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, rural students, and students from low socioeconomic communities. Districts serving high numbers of these students in computer science classes were given priority in the grant solicitation. If this grant stream persists, more districts will also be afforded the opportunity to receive an award as eligible entities are only able to receive this grant once.