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WASHINGTON -- Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) today introduced the Computer Science Education Act, a key legislative initiative that is part of a continuing effort to address the growing crisis in K-12 computer science education. The legislation will bolster computer science education programs across the country, and help ensure that the education pipeline will produce the workforce the nation will need to thrive and compete in the 21st century.
The Act targets a variety of factors that currently work against quality computer science in K-12 education. They include uneven or nonexistent computer science learning standards across the states, scant availability of professional development for computer science teachers, deep confusion about certification for computer science teachers, and a declining number of K-12 computer science courses.