$1 million private grant committed to computer science in MS schools

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RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) – An organization says it is committing $1 million to help Mississippi school districts start computer science classes. The money is coming from C Spire Foundation, a charity connected to the Mississippi-based telecommunications and technology company C Spire.

A company news release says C Spire will ask Mississippi legislators this year to consider making computer science classes available in all elementary schools, middle schools and high schools by 2024-25. The release says 48% of Mississippi high schools currently teach computer science.

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