Dozens of teachers specializing in computer science will work in English schools thanks to a partnership between Google and the charity Teach First–a charity that puts exceptional graduates on a six-week training program before deploying them to schools where they teach classes over a two-year period. Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt said money would also be provided to buy “teaching aids, such as Raspberry Pis or Arduino starter kits.” Schmidt previously had criticized England’s ICT curriculum, saying that the U.K. was “throwing away [its] great computing heritage” by focusing on using software rather than how it was made. These comments prompted education secretary Michael Gove to revamp the curriculum to incorporate programming and other technology skills.
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