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  • NJ A4233
  • Requires high schools to offer computer science course.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires a school district that includes grades 9 through 12 to offer a high school student at least one course in the field of computer science beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The course would entail the study of computers and algorithmic processes, and include the study of computing principles, computer hardware and software design, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society. Under the bill, the course must be of high quality, and be made available in a traditional classroom setting, blended learning environment, online-based, or other technology-based format that is tailored to meet the needs of each participating student. Computer science is a transitioning industry, creating new fields of commerce, driving innovation in all fields of science, and bolstering productivity in established economic sectors. Exposing high school students to computer science education will provide those students with critical skills that will serve them throughout their lives in numerous fields and better prepare students to be knowledgeable and productive citizens in the 21st century.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee  (on 10/7/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
10/7/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
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