Legislation sponsored by Senator
"For today's students to compete in tomorrow's economy, they need to know more than how to use the Internet and play video games," said Codey (D-
The bill (S-2302) would require courses in computer science be taught in grades 6 through 12 that encompass the study of computers and algorithmic processes and include the study of computing principles, computer hardware and software design, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society.
"The federal government estimates that there will be 4.2 million jobs in the computing and information technology fields in
The bill was approved by a committee vote of 4-1.
Under the bill, the
* Prepare students to understand the nature of computer science and its place in the modern world;
* Foster an understanding that computer science interweaves concepts and skills;
* Enable students to use computer science skills, primarily computational thinking, in their problem-solving activities in other subjects;
* Complement information technology and Advanced Placement computer science curricula in school districts in which they are currently offered.
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