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Murphy unveils recipients for $2M computer science, STEM grant

Daniel J. Munoz | NJBIZ

Gov. Phil Murphy named recipients for a $2 million Advanced Computer Science Grant, spanning 900 students in 29 school districts across the state.

Part of the larger “Computer Science for All” program unveiled in October 2018, Murphy and proponents say the grant program will boost education and career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields

“One way to supercharge our economy is by advancing cutting-edge technology coursework in our schools,” Murphy said Wednesday morning at the Belleville High School in Belleville. “By giving students early access to the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st-century workforce, we are helping them prepare for high-demand, high-paying career opportunities.”Part of the larger “Computer Science for All” program unveiled in October 2018, Murphy and proponents say the grant program will boost education and career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

The largest grant, $100,000, will go to Newark, followed by a $99,889 grant to Orange, a $98,967 grant to the Middlesex-based Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School and $95,101 to Elizabeth. The lowest award, $20,612, is going to Manasquan.

Those schools will be able to use the funds for the 2019-2020 school year to implement courses that allow students to earn college credit while in high school, or to enable them to take Advanced Placement courses, take summer bridge programs between high school and college, or take classes matriculating towards a STEM-industry certification.

Tim Sullivan, CEO of the Economic Development Authority, praised the Wednesday announcement as a “major investment in New Jersey’s talent.”

“Helping more New Jersey students develop the skills the 21st-century economy demands is crucial for our economic future,” Sullivan tweeted on Wednesday.

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