Webster congratulates Spring-Ford Area School District on $35,000 technology education grant award

NORRISTOWN, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, congratulated the Spring-Ford Area School District today on being awarded a $35,000 targeted grant to expand computer science classes and teacher training in the district.

The grant is part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, which will provide $20 million statewide to bring high-quality computer science and STEM education into elementary, middle and high schools; and to provide professional development for teachers.

“I’m thrilled to see the state making this smart investment in Montgomery County’s students and teachers,” Webster said. “Congratulations to Spring-Ford Area School District on earning this funding that will ensure our students are prepared for good-paying jobs after they graduate.”

These competitive grants will expand classroom instruction and professional development in the fast-growing fields of STEM and computer science, as well as training for in-demand careers, emerging industries and underserved populations.

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