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$50,000 in combined funding will enable teachers to visit local employers to learn the skills and industry trends that will improve their students’ career readiness.

Philadelphia, PA, January 6, 2020 – State Senator Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) today announced that two schools in the 2nd Senate District are among 92 Local Education Agencies (LEA) across Pennsylvania that have been awarded Teacher in the Workplace grants through the state’s Department of Education.

Antonia Pantoja Community Charter School at 4101 N. American Street and John B. Stetson Charter School at 3200 B Street will each receive a $25,000 targeted grant to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, improve student learning, and improve students’ career readiness.

“The greatest professional challenge facing young people today is not finding a job. It’s finding a career that will support them and their families for many years to come,” Senator Tartaglione said. “To meet this challenge, it is vital for educators to understand the changing labor market and to learn what careers provide students with the best opportunities.”

The Department of Education awarded $2.2 million in targeted grants to schools statewide. Grants are also available through the Department of Labor for other LEAs including businesses, chambers of commerce, labor organizations, postsecondary institutions, community organizations, public libraries, trade associations, and economic development entities. Teacher in the Workplace grants consist of federal funding allocated through the Every Student Succeeds Act and state funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.

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