Great work, Georgia! State will make CS available to all students, adds funding for CS PD
On the heels of Florida’s big computer science announcement last week, we’re excited to announce another huge win for computer science in the South: Georgia has now enacted 8 of 9 policies that support computer science in schools!
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 108 into law, which makes rigorous computer science courses available to all students statewide. The legislation requires all high schools to phase-in computer science classes by the 2024–2025 school year. This momentous achievement means more Georgia students than ever will have access to computer science and be better prepared for the future.
But that’s not all: the Georgia General Assembly also included $750,000 in the 2019–2020 fiscal year budget for computer science teacher professional development. The new policy language, coupled with the investment in computer science teachers, makes Georgia a great example for other states to follow. Georgia now joins Maryland, Nevada and Washington in a group of states that have enacted 8 of the 9 policies established by the Code.org Advocacy Coalition to help expand computer science in schools. Way to go Georgia!
Thank you to Governor Kemp for signing this bill into law, to Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan for making computer science your priority, and to Senator P.K. Martin and Representative Todd Jones for sponsoring the legislation and championing computer science in your respective chambers.