Pedro Rivera II, Secretary of Education recently announced that Southern Columbia was among Pennsylvania's schools who were awarded a PAsmart Targeted K12 Computer Science and STEM Education grant in the amount of $35,000. The District's proposal calls for introducing coding into the K-8 curricuum, with a focus on Computer Science, Math and STEM courses.  In addition, the grant will help fund a Coding Camp this summer for Southern Columbia students in grades 3 to 6. "These grants represent the next phase of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative- an innovative approach to expanding access to high-quality computer science and STEM education across the commonwealth, " stated Secretary Rivera. "Over the next decade, seven in ten new jobs in Pennsylvania will require computer science skills. The programs funded through PAsmart will help our students graduate prepared for success in our global economy."

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Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More