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Weekly News Digest

February 26, 2019 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Amazon Brings Computer Science Courses to 1,000-Plus High Schools

Amazon is planning to “fund computer science courses in more than 1,000 high schools across all 50 states and the District of Columbia,” according to the press release, through its Amazon Future Engineer program. These courses will help “tens of thousands of students from underprivileged, underrepresented, or underserved communities” and encourage students of all backgrounds to consider further education and careers in computer science. Funding from Amazon will facilitate Intro to Computer Science and AP Computer Science classes with lessons, tutorials, professional development for teachers, a digital curriculum, and live online support for teachers and students.

For more information, read the press release.

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