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Longleaf Elementary students get head start on computer science with new grant

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Hundreds of students at one Lamar County school are getting a head start learning computer science, thanks to a new grant.

More than 700 Oak Grove Longleaf Elementary students are participating in the Hour of Code program with a grant of $10,000 from Code.org.

The Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science. It is a worldwide initiative to teach the basics of computer code at a young age.

Longleaf Elementary was the only school in Mississippi to receive the grant. 

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