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By Jill Page
For the Courier 

Gianforte Foundation Brings Low-Cost Computer Lab to GHS


September 13, 2017

With a mission to expand computer science opportunities to every K-12 school in Montana, the Gianforte Family Foundation makes Glasgow High School the most recent recipient of funding for a PiLab computer science program.

The low-cost computer system, called a Raspberry Pi, is a computer the size of a credit card. Combined with keyboards, mice, monitors and the necessary software and programs stored on an SD card, the result is an affordable PiLab that is ideal for teaching computer science.

“We are very excited to see Glasgow kicking off its PiLab program this school year. Many schools in Montana want to offer courses in computing skills, but don’t have the funding or trained staff to do so. Our PiLab initiative changes that by providing a low-cost computer lab solution and training for teachers,” said Gianforte Family Foundation Executive Director Catherine Koenen.

In Glasgow, the teacher who will be implementing the PiLab and teaching computer science is Jill Page.

“PiLab is an incredible opportunity that we can offer that will improve all-around computer education and ensure our students are better prepared for today’s job market,” said Page.

For more information about PiLabs, contact Jill Page at [email protected]


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