Governor Sandoval signed a bill yesterday to provide all students in Nevada the opportunity to learn computer science.
SB200 — passed by the Nevada legislature on June 8 — ensures that every student in the state has access to high-quality computer science education by requiring every secondary school to offer computer science. Under this bill which includes $2.4 million to support the efforts, students will be able to count their computer science courses as credits towards graduation.
Technology has become an integral part of our lives and economy, and it is crucial that computer science is taught as foundational learning in our K-12 education system. No matter a student’s path, we need to give every student the tools they need to succeed in the 21st-century.
We’d like to thank all the partners in the Code.org Advocacy Coalition, especially the local champions in Nevada, Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, and Governor Sandoval.