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Computer Courses Fulfill Graduation Requirements

Concerning computer science courses fulfilling certain graduation requirements.
2016 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The act encourages school districts to count a computer science or coding course as fulfilling a graduation requirement in a mathematics or science subject area.

The act directs the state board of education, when revising the preschool through elementary and secondary education standards, to include knowledge and skills that a secondary student should acquire related to computer science in courses that qualify as a graduation requirement in either mathematics or science. The act provides that local education providers may elect to implement the standards.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details