By Kim Underwood
Thanks to an $80,000 grant from the state, the school system will be able to expand a valuable computer-science program for students. This is the third year that Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is receiving a grant from the state to support partnerships with local businesses to help schools develop computer science, coding and mobile app development programs for middle and high school students. The first two grants of $28,000 and $80,000 were used to establish computer-science programs in WS/FC middle schools. The programs focused on schools where a high percentage of students are from economically disadvantaged homes, and special attention was given to ensure that the programs served girls and students from diverse backgrounds.Read the full article here.