Woodland Hills, Pittsburgh to receive $70,000 for tech in schools

Grants will help expand computer science programs, teacher training

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17 – Woodland Hills and Pittsburgh schools have both been selected to receive $35,000 technology education grants, state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, announced.

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 science. 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.

“As we prepare our youth to enter the workforce, it is critical that they have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed,” Lee said. “Computers are becoming critical to all sorts of jobs, and in our region’s changing economy, are quickly becoming a required skill. We need to make sure our kids are ready, and these grants will help with that.”

More information on the PAsmart initiative can be found at this link: https://www.pasmart.gov/