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Franklin pursues funding for new computer science program

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A new program in which experts would teach students computer science classes could be coming to Franklin Community High School, but first officials need to find $5,000.

Franklin applied and was approved to participate in the program, called TEALS, which connects schools with computer science professionals interested in spending two years teaching high school computer courses. The industry professionals also train teachers, Principal Doug Harter said.

The point of the program is to introduce high school students earlier to careers in computer science and information technology. That way students have a better chance to consider whether to pursue those career fields after high school or college, Harter said.

Harter still has to find a way to raise $5,000 to pay for stipends that will go to industry professionals who teach the courses.

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