Durham School Wins Technology Grant
E.K. Powe Elementary in Durham was one of 51 schools across the nation that received a $10,000 grant from Code.org, a nonprofit organization supporting computer technology in schools.
The school won the award in celebration of International Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer coding for grades Kindergarten and up. Assistant Principal Susan Wells taught an hour of coding to every student and teacher at E.K. Powe during Computer Science Education Week Dec. 8-14, 2014. The school used the grant money to build an innovation lab, which features mobile devices, a 3D printer and other equipment. E.K. Powe's administration, teachers and the student body received the grant on Jan. 20 during a school assembly. Learn more at hourofcode.com/us/prizes.