The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance — an Augusta nonprofit dedicated to increasing science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education — announced last week it received a $1 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation to expand computer science education in the state.

The money will go toward the alliance’s “STEM Workforce Ready Maine 2030” project, which is designed to create a network of teacher-leaders across Maine who are committed to integrating computer science learning in rural classrooms, according to a news release. Read more