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Walmart, Microsoft Philanthropies and nonprofit pledge $3M to tech education

November 26, 2019 / Katie Clarey

The Cognizant U.S. Foundation, Walmart.org and Microsoft Philanthropies will invest a total of $3 million in CodePath.org to deliver computer science curriculum at 150 college campuses in the U.S. and support tech education for women and students of color, according to Microsoft. The investment will grow the number of two- and four-year colleges participating by three. It will also boost annual capacity by 250%, meaning the program will serve as many as 7,000 students by 2021. CodePath.org is a nonprofit designed to expand the pipeline of underrepresented people in technology careers. It aligns computer science curriculum to the needs of employers by working closely with major technology companies and colleges, a press release said. The parties behind this $3 million investment are funding a solution to the reportedly too-small tech talent pool that many others have supported, too. 2U's Trilogy Education, for example, partnered with learning institutions on multiple occasions. In r...