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MDE announces 21 schools to participate in computer science pilot program

The Mississippi Department of Education says that 21 school districts in the state have been approved to participate in the third year of the computer science pilot program (CS4MS).

Over the course of the three-year pilot, 75 districts have participated in offering computer science courses and materials to their students.  This summer, the MDE will provide training for over 400 teachers, bringing the total trained during the pilot period to over 800 teachers.

“School districts’ efforts are putting Mississippi at the forefront of the national movement to offer computer science to all students, which will better prepare them for their futures. Adding computer science to our curriculum across the state ensures our students will be well-equipped for college and the ever-increasing technology influence in all careers,” said Jean Massey, executive director of the Office of Secondary Education.

The MDE has developed learning standards for computer science that will be available to all school districts for the 2018-19 school year.

The following districts have been approved to participate in the pilot:

  • Biloxi Public School District
  • Booneville School District
  • Calhoun County School District
  • DeSoto County School District
  • Enterprise School District
  • Forrest County School District
  • Grenada School District
  • Holly Springs School District
  • Jefferson Davis School District
  • Jones County School District
  • Long Beach School District
  • McComb School District
  • North Bolivar School District
  • North Panola School District
  • North Tippah School District
  • Petal School District
  • Quitman City School District
  • Quitman County School District
  • Stone County School District
  • Tupelo School District
  • Webster County School District

 

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