INCREASING ACCESS: On May 6, Intel announced a $5 million grant to fund computer science education at two high schools in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), McClymonds High School and Oakland Technical School.
At OUSD, miles away from Silicon Valley, 71% of students qualify for reduced cost or free lunch. The Intel program hopes to provide ongoing support to low-income students pursuing computer science, not only through curriculum, teacher training, computer and Internet access at the high schools, but by eventually sending 600 graduates to study computer science engineering in college. These graduates of the program, or Intel “scholars,” will receive scholarships and internships—and a job offer at Intel waiting for them after college graduation. More from USA Today.