In overwhelming fashion, Washington State Legislature voted 95-0 to pass a new bill that will allow computer science classes to count as a math or science requirement toward high school graduation.
Currently, Washington high schoolers who take a computer science class don’t receive a math or science credit. HB 1472 now enables this and “provide initiatives to improve and expand access to computer science education.”
A Washington STEM survey found that 3 in 4 voters feel that CSE classes should count for math or science credit instead of just an elective. There are currently nine other states that allow for this, and now Washington becomes the tenth.
Previously on GeekWire: Diary: An entrepreneur’s trek to the State Capitol to support tax relief for startups