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Twenty States Pass Legislation to Expand Access to K-12 Computer Science

Twenty States Pass Legislation to Expand Access to K-12 Computer Science

Since January 2018, 20 states have passed legislation and funded $49 million to expand access to and diversity in K-12 computer science, according to the Code.org Advocacy Coalition, a group of more than 60 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education.

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These 20 states passed new laws or initiatives to support K-12 computer science (CS) since January of this year:

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Delaware

Florida

●Hawaii

●Idaho

Indiana

Maryland

Mississippi

Missouri

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

●Oklahoma

●Pennsylvania

Utah

Wyoming

In addition to the progress made at the state level, have prioritized funding for computer science in schools, and Congress’ 2018 federal budget for STEM and computer science.