- A new bill approved by Washington's state Legislature would count advanced placement computer science classes as a high school math or science class instead of an elective.
- If passed, students could count the class toward their high school graduation as long as they still take Algebra II and a lab-based science class.
- The bill is a priority for education reform group Stand for Children and is among efforts by lawmakers in the state to increase its focus on STEM education.
From the article:
... Allowing AP computer science to count as high school math or science credit is a way to start training students early for high-tech jobs, said state Rep. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island.
“This bill will encourage students across the state to look at AP computer science that otherwise wouldn’t,” said Hansen, sponsor of House Bill 1472. ...