San Jose High School Computer Science program recognized for STEM Innovation

 |   Bay Area Staff

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Abraham Lincoln High School’s Computer Science Program is one of four organizations honored for the exceptional work they do to advance STEM education throughout the region.

The Silicon Valley Education Foundation awarded four institutions, including the San Jose school, which utilizes the TEALS program (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools). TEALS provides trained volunteers – industry professionals in CS – to partner with a classroom teacher and work as a team to deliver CS education to students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to learn CS in their school. The program, now in its 6th year, now runs in 162 schools across the country.

Award recipients also include the EAST Initiative, Girl Scouts of Northern California, and MK Level Playing Field Institute.

“These organizations represent the best and brightest organizations that bring learning and inspiration to students to explore STEM fields as future career choices,” said SVEF CEO Muhammed Chaudhry. “They are bringing this work to the forefront to address the critical need to alleviate our dire STEM workforce shortage.”

SVEF recognizes all four organizations today at the 12th annual Pioneers & Purpose Celebration for Education.