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Computing Sciences outreach program for high school students

Computing Sciences outreach program for high school students

It’s official. Amazon is coming to northern Virginia. So what does that mean for education in our region?

School leaders say they’re optimistic about developing students’ tech skills and creating a pipeline to lucrative jobs at HQ2.

How much did Virginia’s education system factor into Amazon’s decision? And what could the company’s arrival in Arlington mean for schools contending with overcrowding?

Produced by Julie Depenbrock


  • Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. Superintendent, Alexandria Public Schools
  • Margaret Chung Principal, Arlington Career Center
  • Julia Ross Paul and Dorothea Torgersen Dean of Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Liza Wilson Durant Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement, George Mason's Volgenau School of Engineering

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