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Missouri passes bill on high school computer science classes

Posted: 11:06 AM, May 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-07 16:06:52Z

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri high school students could put computer science course credits toward graduation requirements under a bill passed by the state Legislature.

Senators passed the bill unanimously Thursday. It passed the House 121-19 on Tuesday.

If enacted, the measure would allow students to count one computer science credit toward math, science or elective graduation requirements. It directs the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a high school graduation policy that allows that by July 2019.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry touted the measure as a way to incentivize high school students to take computer science classes.