Kosierowski announces $105,000 in grants to advance science and technology education

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced three PAsmart grants worth $35,000 each to the Carbondale, Lakeland and Old Forge school districts to help expand computer science classes and teacher training.

“I congratulate these districts for seeking this funding so that our STEM programs are enhanced and continue to thrive,” Kosierowski said. “And I applaud the governor for providing these funding opportunities for our districts. In order to ensure our children are ready for a global economy, we need to offer them the best education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.”

Each targeted grant recipient will receive $35,000. The grants are 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 new targeted grant awardees from across the commonwealth have prioritized expanding access to computer science for underrepresented students, such as students of color, girls, low-income students and students in rural communities.

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