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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