Jan. 17, 2020

HARRISBURG – State grants have been awarded to expand computer science classes and teacher training in Carbon County, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon).

The Jim Thorpe Area and Panther Valley school districts will each receive $35,000 in funding through the PAsmart initiative. A total of $5.7 million was awarded to 163 school districts, charter schools and intermediate units across the Commonwealth through the program.

“Congratulations to Jim Thorpe and Panther Valley for being selected to receive this state education funding,” said Heffley. “These grants will help our students be better prepared for the jobs of tomorrow as they enter the ever-changing workforce.”

The targeted grants represent one component of the initiative, which 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.

Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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