PAOLI, PA — State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, announced that Tredyffrin-Easttown and Phoenixville school districts each received a $35,000 PAsmart Targeted grant to expand computer science classes and teacher training.
The grants are one component of the PAsmart initiative to improve computer science and STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education. These funds will be used to help schools introduce and expand computer science programming and to provide educators from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with training to teach CS.
“The STEM field is constantly growing and changing, so these jobs will always be in high demand,” Shusterman said. “Ensuring that the next generation of our workforce is highly trained in Pennsylvania and then gives back to the commonwealth through their expertise is crucial to keep us moving forward and a leader in the industry. I’m extremely grateful for this investment in our children and commonwealth’s future.”
For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, visit the Department of Education’s website.
Source: Rep. Melissa Shusterman, 157th Legislative District
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