Nanticoke, January 17, 2020 – State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that several school districts in the 14th Senatorial District received PAsmart targeted grants to expand computer science programming and training in their school districts.
Crestwood School District, Jim Thorpe Area School District, Panther Valley School District and Wilkes-Barre Area School District will each receive $35,000 in funding to help implement computer science programming and training for educators to teach computer science.
“It is essential that our children receive computer science classes from trained educators, and I thank Governor Wolf and PDE Secretary Pedro Rivera for placing an emphasis on computer science and STEM based education and training in the Commonwealth,” said Senator John Yudichak. “The skills that students learn in the classroom will help prepare them to enter the workforce and help grow Pennsylvania’s economy in the future.”
The targeted grants are one component of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative. Governor Wolf secured $30 million for PAsmart last year and $40 million this year.
Senator John Yudichak