Microsoft to spend $75 mln to boost computer science in schools

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft will invest $75 million over the next three years in initiatives to increase access to computer science education for youth.

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella made the announcement during his keynote speech at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual gathering in San Francisco for its customers and partners.

This marks a major expansion of Microsoft’s YouthSpark program, the company’s effort to get young people hooked on computer science and build a larger, more diverse talent pool for the technology industry.

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Source News: USA TODAY
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