Schools Awarded Grants to Further Computer Science Education
OLYMPIA — May 14, 2018 — Nearly $1 million in grants were awarded to improve access to computer science and related educational programs in Washington state, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced today.
The grants allow districts, schools, and nonprofits to train teachers and provide and upgrade technology. In addition, the grants expand computer science access to groups of students who have historically been underrepresented in computer science programs and careers.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal said the grants will give more students and educators access to computer science technology. “As our economy grows in advanced technology, our investment in that learning must grow with it,” Reykdal said. “It is especially important that we ensure access to student populations who have not typically engaged in computer science education. This is key to our commitment to equity. Congratulations to the grantees.”
The State Legislature provided $1 million for computer science education grant funding in 2018. The state grant funds will be matched equally by private sources, which effectively doubles the total grant amount to $2 million.
Washington state’s Computer Science K–12 Learning Standards must be used in the implementation of the grant projects.
The 2018-19 grantee list includes:
|South Kitsap School District||78,040.00|
|Manson School District||19,272.00|
|Bellingham School District||27,000.00|
|Yelm School District||23,200.00|
|Washington 1st Robotics||49,928.00|
|Sequim School District||55,762.00|
|Wahkiakum School District||27,709.00|
|Vancouver School District||7,585.00|
|Peninsula School District||30,500.00|
|Willapa Valley School District||24,200.00|
|Walla Walla Public Schools||50,000.00|
|Shoreline School District||55,438.00|
|Sumner School District||12,750.00|
|Aberdeen School District||10,500.00|
|La Conner School District||52,060.00|
|Auburn School District||51,433.00|
|Columbia Basin College||14,805.00|
|Northport School District||19,400.00|
|Capital Region ESD 113||183,745.00|
|Prosser School District|| 5,400.00|
|Ephrata School District||49,600.00|
|Warden School District||36,160.00|
|Onion Creek School District||2,232.00|
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