The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3.2 million grant to nonprofit technology corporation SRI International to create a program aimed at encouraging computer science students to pursue careers developing educational software. The goal: to produce more high-quality educational software for K-12 classrooms.

SRI, in collaboration with Stanford University and the University of Colorado at Boulder, will design university courses to train undergraduates, publish online resources, and recruit experienced mentors through a program called TRAILS, which stands for Training and Resources for Assembling Interactive Learning Systems.

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