Lawmakers approve bill to promote computer science education

High school students in Missouri could count computer science credits toward graduation under a bill approved by state lawmakers.

The bill, which drew support from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is touted by backers as one that will help prepare the state’s workforce for technology jobs.

The measure would allow students to apply one computer science credit toward math, science or elective requirements.

It also contains provisions dealing with computer science standards and curriculum guidelines and training and certification for computer science teachers.

The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the bill, which already passed the House.

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