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The British education secretary announces new courses designed with help from Facebook, Microsoft and IBM to help improve basic classroom curriculum.

This article titled “Graduates to be offered £20,000 to train as computer science teachers” was written by Jeevan Vasagar, education editor, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 19th October 2012 11.17 UTC

Graduates are to be offered £20,000 scholarships to train as computer science teachers in an initiative launched by the government and backed by companies including Microsoft and Facebook.

The move is part of a package of reforms aimed at overhauling computer science education, giving children the skills to write programs rather than simply focusing on word processing skills.

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