Warren supports funding for computer science and STEM education

YARDLEY, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, today announced students of Council Rock School District will benefit from added curriculum based upon a $35,000 grant that will bring computer science and STEM education to their schools.

“I am proud of the investments our state has made while we prepare our kids for high- tech industries,” Warren said. “Computer science and STEM education are critical programs for our students in order to prepare them for the workforce. The funding announced today will be influential in supporting the overall PAsmart initiative and our youth upon graduation.”

“These grants will help better prepare our students for careers in computer and other high-tech industries that will fuel economic growth in our commonwealth and give our students job opportunities that will be personally and economically fulfilling,” said Rep. Wendi Thomas, R-Bucks.

Warren said the grants are targeted at schools with limited or no computer science offerings for students and are designed to meet the needs of individual school districts to guide students’ education.

The funding – provided through the PAsmart initiative – is part of a package of $8.7 million in targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training at 765 schools across the state.