On Friday, Iowa passed a bill to provide all students with access to high quality instruction in computer science.
SF 274 — signed by Governor Branstad on Friday — sets a goal for each high school to offer at least one high-quality computer science course and each middle and elementary school to offer instruction in computer science by July 1, 2019.
The bill will also establish K-12 computer science standards, endorsements for teaching CS, a CS professional development incentive fund, and a workgroup to make recommendations for expanding CS access. Professional development will be funded at $250,000 for 2018–19.
We’d like to thank all the partners in the Code.org Advocacy Coalition, especially the local champions in Iowa, Governor Branstad, and Lt. Governor Reynolds.