Grants Will Help Schools in 24th Senate District Expand Computer Science Education

       Harrisburg – Three local schools received grants totaling $105,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education today to expand computer science programs for students, according to Senator Bob Mensch (R-24).

“This is just one more example of Pennsylvania investing resources in our students so they can obtain the skills they need to secure jobs in high-demand, high-tech fields,” Mensch said.  “Our region, schools, students and job-creators will all benefit from this significant investment.”

Local grant recipients include:

  • Brandywine Heights Area SD
  • Perkiomen Valley SD
  • Oley Valley SD

The $35,000 grant to each school will support the introduction and expansion of computer science programming and provide training for educators to teach computer science to students from pre-kindergarten through high school.

The grants were awarded through the PAsmart Targeted grant program. Funding for the program was included in the 2019-2020 state budget as part of a broader commitment to encourage job growth and train students for quality jobs in Pennsylvania.

A total of 162 schools statewide received grants in the current round of funding.

 

CONTACT: Madison Scarfaro mscarfaro@pasen.gov (215) 541-2388