Below is a legislative update as of 8/22/16.

CS Education bills currently in legislation

A3870/S2397 – Creates a computer science teaching endorsement.

Status:   Introduced in both the Senate and Assembly.   Letters of support from Rutgers, Kean, TCNJ, Rowan, Richard Stockton and Ramapo.

A2873/S2487- Require all high schools in NJ to offer CS class by 2018/19.   Require all student to take CS class as a graduation requirement by 2022/23/

Status:   Introduced in both the Senate and the Assembly.  Passed the Assembly Education Committee 8-0,

 

CS Education bills that have been signed into law:

A2597/S2161 – Make AP Computer Science count as a Math class beginning with the 2016/17 9th grade class.

Status:  Signed into law by the Governor on January 19, 2016.  NJ was the 26th state to make CS count as math or science.

A3440/S2030 – Require NJDOE to review CCCS to ensure they incorporate modern computer science standards.

Status:  Signed into law by the Governor on January 19, 2016.  NJDOE has not reviewed yet.

 NJDOE added Computational Thinking and Programming Standards to 8.2 in 2014.   NJ is one of only 6 states with Computer Science and Computational Thinking Standards

To find out more about the bills go to http://www.njleg.state.nj.us  and type keyword “computer science”.

Please consider contacting your legislator at the above website.


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