The Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) 7 was awarded $150,00 in grant money from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to help further computer science and coding in the eastern part of the state. CESA-7 is an educational co-op which serves 38 districts in eastern Wisconsin. It plans to use the grant money to train teachers on computer science and to offer internships for students. The program would focus on offering computer science courses to kindergarten students and then move on to upper grade levels.
“These are exactly the type of investments that we need to be making in programming and resources that are going to help our kids be successful, both in and outside of the classroom,” said Governor Tony Evers.
(Adapted from “$150,000 state grant awarded for computer science K-12 education in eastern Wisconsin,” December 6, 2021, WBAY)