Davis: Local school districts to receive PAsmart grants to support science, technology education

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – The Clairton City School District and the West Mifflin Area School District each were awarded a $35,000 grant designed to advance science and technology education, state Rep. Austin Davis announced today.

Davis, D-Allegheny, said that the PAsmart grants will provide computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education to students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and provide professional development for educators.

“It’s vital that we provide the necessary tools and support for students and teachers to help schools succeed in a fast-paced and ever-growing economy,” Davis said. “These grants are invaluable in providing our students with the important skills and education they need to meet the needs of local businesses and spur economic development.”

A total of $5.7 million in grants were awarded to help schools statewide introduce and expand computer science training. The funds also will be used to provide educators from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with the necessary computer science training.

More information on the PAsmart initiative can be found at this link: https://www.pasmart.gov/.