O’Mara announces $105K for three local schools for computer science education

SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara today announced that three local school districts have been awarded $105,000 in PAsmart Targeted grants to expand their computer science classes and teacher training.

The Targeted grants represent one component of the governor’s innovative PAsmart initiative, and will provide $20 million to bring high-quality computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in elementary, middle and high schools, and professional development for teachers.

The following schools each received a $35,000 grant:

  • Springfield School District
  • Radnor Township School District
  • Delaware County Intermediate Unit

“Jobs within STEM industries are rapidly growing and strengthening our economy, so I’m grateful to see that the state is working to encourage students to explore this thriving field,” O’Mara said. “It’s also vital to invest in our teachers as well to ensure that they can provide students with the most modern and pertinent information and experiences.”

For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, visit the Department of Education’s website.