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Lawmakers eye computer science mandate for high schools

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By Randall Chase, Associated Press

DOVER (AP) — House lawmakers have approved a bill requiring public high schools in Delaware to offer at least one computer science course.

The legislation, approved unanimously Tuesday, now goes to the Senate.

The bill requires computer science instruction in all high schools by the 2020-2021 school year. The state Department of Education would be charged with developing curriculum standards and seeking approval of the State Board of Education of those standards by the end of this year.

The legislation also states that, starting with the 2018-2019 school year, a computer science course could satisfy one year of the total credit requirement in mathematics, excluding Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II or the equivalent courses.

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