• October 2013

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    High school students give up sleeping in for computer science

    Zero Period


    Posted on October 10, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 8:40 AM  

    It's hard to imagine most high school students choosing to show up to class before dawn. But that's happening in Auburn. Students are choosing to come to school early for a computer science class.

    The "Youth Spark Initiative" is taught by Microsoft employees who volunteer before work to teach students.

    This Microsoft program pays schools $17 for every hour Microsoft employees volunteer. So far that's added up to more than $226,000 donated from Microsoftto Washington schools.

    Microsoft estimates the program has helped more than 3,000 students.