Readshaw announces $35,000 grant to advance STEM education

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, announced a $35,000 PAsmart Grant award to the Brentwood Borough School District for the advancement of computer science classes and teacher training.

“In order to be prepared for the jobs of tomorrow, we must ensure that our students are receiving a STEM-focused education, beginning in kindergarten and continuing through their high school years,” Readshaw said. “The future of our commonwealth depends upon innovation, and that innovation begins in our classrooms.”

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 computer sciences. 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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