City lauds ‘unprecedented’ STEM education effort from businesses

Officials in Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration are heralding what they call an unprecedented effort by the city and major corporations to provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to city schoolchildren this summer.

AT&T is funding STEM programs with a $1.6 million grant to the Department of Education, the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is training 1,100 students with a $2 million boost from Microsoft and public funds and Cornell Tech, Google and the DOE will co-host a coding conference later this year.

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