Gov. Phil Murphy announced that 29 school districts are being awarded grants totaling $2 million that will cover 900 seats. He also announced that a nonprofit is launching a privately funded fellowship program for elementary school math teachers to improve their skills. In addition, the New Jersey Department of Education will be shifting $13.6 million in federal funding to low-income districts for a range of programs including STEM.
Starting in the 2020-21 school year, Washington County Technical High School students will have access to advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and cloud computing programs. Leaders at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will expand course offerings to cover computer game development, animation and digital communications.