- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Facebook is donating 500 virtual reality kits to Arkansas schools under a first-of-its-kind partnership between the social media giant and the state.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the donation as part of the Arkansas Facebook and Techstart Partnership, which is aimed at generating interest in computer science careers and instruction among students. The kits will include computers, cameras and the Oculus Rift headsets needed for the virtual reality, or VR, program.

Under the agreement, the VR kits will be distributed to approximately 250 schools, educational co-ops and STEM education centers. The donations will primarily target high school with a high percentage of low-income students.

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