Gov. Wolf: $20 Million in PAsmart Grants Available to Advance Science and Technology Education

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf: $20 Million in PAsmart Grants Available to Advance Science and Technology Education Education,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Building on the highly successful launch of his PAsmart initiative last year, Governor Tom Wolf today announced up to $20 million in grants are available to prepare students for the fast-growing fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and computer science (CS).“PAsmart is strategically investing in science and technology education so students get the skills they need for emerging jobs in high demand,” said Governor Wolf. “The grants encourage businesses and schools to develop partnerships that focus education on the knowledge students will need to succeed in growing industries.“Through PAsmart, we are developing the most prepared and talented workforce in the country, which will help students excel, grow the middle class, and strengthen the economy for everyone,” he said.The governor secured $30 million for PAsmart last year and $40 million this year. The Department of Education will award $20 million for STEM and computer science education through PAsmart Targeted Pre-K-12 grants and Advancing grants. The Department of Labor and Industry will soon announce applications for $10 million for apprenticeships and industry partnerships. Funding for career and technical education also increased by $10 million.“Pennsylvania is a national leader for offering innovative computer science and STEM learning, which is critical to ensuring that students are college, career, and community ready when they graduate,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “PAsmart Targeted and Advancing grants help train educators to provide high-quality STEM and CS experiences in their classrooms. They also promote community partnerships to ensure all students of all ages, including those who are historically underserved and underrepresented, receive STEM and CS education.”PAsmart Targeted PreK-12 grants, of up to $35,000 each, are structured to meet the needs of local education agencies (LEAs) and their schools that have limited to no computer science offerings and did not receive targeted grants in 2018-19. These grants are used to help schools introduce and expand computer science programming and to provide educators from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with training and professional development to teach CS. The Targeted grants also provide greater opportunities for students of color, low-income students and girls to learn critical skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce.PAsmart Advancing grants, of up to $500,000 each, support cross-sector partnerships that provide quality STEM and CS experiences to learners of all ages – early childhood, PreK-12, postsecondary, and adult learners – as part of high-level strategic approaches to workforce readiness. The grants enable regions to expand STEM ecosystems; grow partnerships between LEAs, postsecondary institutions and businesses; expand CS/STEM opportunities to historically underserved populations; and expand the pool of CS/STEM educators at all levels of education.The deadline for submitting Targeted grant applications to PDE is Friday, December 20, 2019Advancing grant applications must be submitted to PDE by Friday, January 10, 2020.Grant applications and additional information is available on the PDE website.center_img November 25, 2019last_img read more

Boxing star remanded

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share 9 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Anderson Emmanuel (FP)SOBBING LOUDLY that he did not want to go to prison, Barbados’ boxing star, Anderson Fitzgerald Emmanuel, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds yesterday when he appeared in court charged with committing robbery.The 26-year-old heavyweight boxer, who was the National Sports Personality 2006, was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge that on July 24, he robbed Russell Whyte, of four bracelets valued $4 500, two rings valued $8 400, a chain valued $2 000 and $3 000 in cash, when he appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Graveney Bannister.Emmanuel, a Commonwealth, CAC and Pan Am medallist, resides at Fairway Gardens, Christ Church. In October he secured a Pan Am bronze medal for Barbados.Prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Alleyne objected to bail for Emmanuel on the grounds that the offence was of a serious nature; that Emmanuel had recently been taken into police custody; another person was being sought and that if he was given bail the possibility existed that he would interfere with the virtual complainant; and he might not turn up for his trial. (MB)Nation News NewsRegional Boxing star remanded by: – December 20, 2011last_img read more

Medeama sinks Hearts into relegation zone

first_imgA determined Medeama side, with ten men, sank glorious Accra Hearts of Oak into relegation with a 3-1 thumping away from home.Gordon Joseph shot the visitors into the lead early in the game and again put the game beyond the reach of the Phobians with a screamer of a goal later in the second half.Hearts’ Mahatma Otoo had drawn level for the Phobians only for a former Hearts player Eric Nyarko to restore Medeama lead.In a game that summed up the sad story of the Phobians in the first round of the league, skipper Mahatma Otoo began the tale of near misses in the opening minute when he failed to put the Phobians in the lead after he had teasingly been set up by Ollenu Ashitey.The Hearts skipper was completely bereft of ideas when he had only the Medeama goal keeper to beat and with one touch too many, the ball was cleared off his foot even before he could shoot.It was Gordon Joseph who taught the Hearts skipper how to score when he expertly converted a free-kick in the 5th minute which bounced awkwardly to beat Robin Gnagne and Tetteh Luggard in post for the Phobians. Otoo replied four minutes later with an easy tap in from close range after Paul Acquah had made a rampaging run on the right and set him up beautifully.In the 18th minute former Hearts midfielder, now with Medeama, Eric Nyarko restored the lead of the visitors with a stupendous header from close range. Tetteh Luggard was caught flat-footed and ball watching as the ball dangled in his net.Mohammed Tanko was given an early shower in the 25th minute after a needless but dangerous tackle on Ollenu giving the Phobians a numerical advantage but they failed to make it count.Otoo was set up again in the 35th minute but his bicycle kick was too feeble to beat Joseph Halm in post for Medeama.Hearts returned from recess poised for victory but they were shocked. A 35 yard screamer by Gordon Joseph lighted up the stadium and left the home fans with no choice but to clap and give a standing ovation. It was a goal of breathtaking genius, one that could easily be crowned the goal of the season.That goal sank the Phobians into relegation with 14 points after 14 games and in the 14th position.last_img read more

Locals selected to elite Female U18 BC Cup

first_img The Female U18 BC Cup is the first stage in the formation of Team BC which will participate at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George. The top players selected from the U18 BC Cup advance to the U18 Provincial Camp in Lake Cowichan May 16 – 19. Dawson, McAuley and Huisman are part of the Kootenay Wildcats Female Hockey team.A former Nelsonite, Emma Hare, who now lives in Winfield and played last season with Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, was also selected to the U18 BC Cup.The opening two days of the U18 BC Cup consist of practices, team building and fitness testing. The remainder of the weekend will consist of games where players are evaluated on their performance. BC Hockey’s Female Under 18 level is the third and final stage of the High Performance Program.It is an opportunity for the top players in the Province to train and compete at an elite level and is meant to introduce players to the beginning of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence.center_img A handful of local female hockey players have been invited to the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 23 – 27.Nelson’s Merissa Dawson along with Stephanie McAuley of Trail and Kimberley Huisman of Fernie were invited to the jamboree format event, featuring four teams.last_img read more