Ten years ago, New Hampshire passed a bill that defined an adequate education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This definition included attaining skills and knowledge across subjects like English/language arts and reading, mathematics, science, social studies, arts education, world languages, health education, physical education, and technology education.
During the 2018 Regular legislative session, Representative Terry Wolf sponsored HB 1674 which added computer science into the definition of an adequate education for NH students.
Last week, Governor Chris Sununu signed this bill into law to ensure every New Hampshire student gets an education that includes access to computer science.
“We have to make sure that our kids receive an adequate education that includes the necessary computer science and digital skills to succeed upon entering our 21st-century workforce,” Gov. Sununu said.
Next up in New Hampshire? The State Board is set to adopt the standards for K12 computer science in August.
This is a big win for students — way to go New Hampshire!