Computer-science education funding approved by state

Computer-science education funding approved by state

Washington state has allocated the funding necessary to begin a computer science education training program in high schools in the state.

The state budget, signed Tuesday night, allocates $2 million for 2016-17 to train high school teachers to teach computer science and set up computer science programs in some schools across the state.

Washington state’s funding is conditional on the funds matched by private donors, which sponsors of the program are confident they will get.

The state’s booming tech industry employed 239,000 workers in 2013, according to the …

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