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Computer Science

What's New

Computer Science Education 19–20 Competitive Grant Opportunity now open!

Contact Information

Computer Science

Shannon Thissen

The Computer Science team at OSPI consists of staff across the subjects of English language arts, math, science, educational technology, and career and technical education. Working closely with statewide computer science and STEM stakeholders, this team provides guidance for the development and implementation of Washington's computer science learning standards and computer science education grants.

Learning Standards

Washington's K–12 Computer Science Learning Standards were revised in 2018.

Computer Science Education Grants

The Legislature allocated $1,000,000 of the General Fund in fiscal year 2020 and $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 for computer science education ((ESHB 1109, Sec. 501, (11)(d)). These funds are designated for: (1) Teacher training and credentialing in computer science; (2) Technology upgrades needed to learn computer science; and (3) Engaging students in computer science.

Application materials were due on July 1, 2019.