H.R. 3014 (112th): Computer Science Education Act of 2011

Introduced:
Sep 22, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jared Polis
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 22, 2011
Length
23 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5929 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 29, 2010

S. 1614 (Related)
Computer Science Education Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 22, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 22, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 22, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 22, 2011
 
Full Title

To provide grants to State educational agencies and institutions of higher education to strengthen elementary and secondary computer science education, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (9D) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/22/2011--Introduced.
Computer Science Education Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award states: (1) two-year formula grants to develop comprehensive plans to strengthen elementary and secondary computer science education, and (2) competitive five-year matching grants to implement the improvements proposed in their comprehensive plans.
Requires such improvements to include:
(1) challenging and grade-appropriate academic content standards for computer science,
(2) grade-appropriate assessments of computer science learning,
(3) programs to increase disadvantaged students' access to computer science courses,
(4) computer science teacher training programs,
(5) improved certification or licensure requirements and processes for such teachers,
(6) programs to ensure that computer science courses are considered an integral part of the secondary school curriculum,
(7) effective computer science curricula, and
(8) computer science distance learning programs.
Requires states to partner with institutions of higher education (IHEs) and local educational agencies in implementing such measures.
Favors implementation grant applicants that emphasize serving low-performing schools and increasing the participation in computer science by students underrepresented in computing.
Directs the Secretary to establish a Blue Ribbon Commission on Computer Science Education to provide recommendations to the Secretary and Congress for expanding and improving computer science education.
Authorizes the Secretary to award five-year grants to IHEs to improve computer science teacher training.

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