Wyoming Legislative Panel Endorses Computer Science Classes

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A measure that would require Wyoming K-12 schools to provide all students with computer science instruction has been endorsed by a state Senate committee.

The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved Senate File 29 Wednesday. The proposal goes to the full Senate for debate. Under the bill, schools would be required to provide computer science instruction to all students in each grade and provide standards on what students at each grade level are expected to master in computer science. Districts would have five years to comply.

A separate state House bill wouldn't require schools to offer a separate computer science class but allow them to integrate it into other subjects. Representatives of the Wyoming School Boards Association support the House version, saying it would be easier for smaller schools to implement.

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