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For more information about Computer Science:

Shannon Thissen
Computer Science Program Supervisor
360-725-6092
Shannon.Thissen@k12.wa.us

  Computer Science

Laws and Regulations

(related to Computer Science Education in Washington)

Relevant RCW specific to all standards:
28A.150.210: Basic Education Act identifies 4 basic education goals; directs districts to provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills essential to accomplish the goals

28A.300.040 : In addition to any other powers and duties as provided by law, the powers and duties of the superintendent of public instruction

28A.150.220 : Directs districts to provide instruction in the essential academic learning requirements

Relevant RCW specific to Computer Science:
SHB 1813 : Directs adoption of computer science learning standards developed by a nationally recognized computer science education organization.

Other:
SHB 1813 : PESB must also develop standards for a K–12 Computer Science Endorsement, which must facilitate dual endorsement in computer science and mathematics, science, or another related high-demand endorsement. Computer Science (all levels) 2016

RCW 28A.230.097 : Each high school or school district board of directors shall adopt course equivalencies for career and technical high school courses offered to students in high schools and skill centers.

SHB 1472 : School districts must approve AP Computer Science as equivalent to a high school mathematics or science course.

ESHB 1570 : Expanded the definition of shortage area to include mathematics, science, special education, bilingual education, English language learner (ELL), computer science education, or environmental and sustainability education.

Computer Science Grants
The 2015 Legislative Session Budget Details: K–12 Enhancements
—$2.0 million Funding is provided for the Computer Science and Education Grant program to support: the training and credentialing of teachers in computer sciences; the provision and upgrading of technology needed to learn computer science; and Computer Science Frontiers Grants to introduce students to and engage them in computer science.

For more information about the Computer Science Grants

 

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