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$1.3M in State Funding to Support Virginia's CS SOLs

By Virginia Business

February 19, 2020

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said that state is providing more than $1.3 million in grants to school systems in the state to help prepare students for Virginia's Computer Science Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.

The funding will be used for teacher professional development, computer science curriculum creation, instructional resources, assessments, programming, and work opportunities.

The state also has allocated about $125,000 in funding each to the public George Mason University, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia's College at Wise, and Virginia Commonwealth University, to develop partnerships with school agencies and school divisions in their regions.

Said Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane, "The funded projects will equip our teachers to present the content of the Computer Science Standards of Learning in the context of real-life challenges and create school-to-work partnerships to connect students with career opportunities."

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