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New Castle News: Westminster to partner with nonprofit to receive virtual education training

Westminster College will be teaming up with a Pittsburgh non-profit to help train education students for virtual tutoring and instruction for K-12 students.

That announcement was made Friday to work with ASSET Inc.

The college will be a partner for ASSET’s PALS (Partnerships to Advance Learning in STEM) program, which benefited from $275,000 in state funding, and a $48,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

ASSET executive director Sarah Toulouse said pre-service teachers, or college students, will be instructed, and gain real-world field experience, in how to properly instruct students in a virtual setting.

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