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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: May 23, 2018 10:35 AM
From: Senator Ryan P. Aument
To: All Senate members
Subject: Computer Science Education Day
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution designating June 6, 2018, as “Computer Science Education Day” in Pennsylvania.

On this date, students from around the state will travel to the Capitol to participate in computer coding modules with their legislators in an effort to bring awareness to the importance of computer science education.

Computer science education provides students with critical computing skills that have become increasingly essential to succeed in virtually every occupation in today’s world.

Pennsylvania students will be able to more effectively compete in the national and global job markets if they are given the opportunity to enroll in high-quality computer science courses in their formative K-12 years.

Unfortunately, last school year, only 23% of all middle and high schools in Pennsylvania offered a computer science course to their students.

To that end, acknowledging the advantage that computing skills can have on students’ ability to excel in life after high school is the first step towards making these courses more accessible across the Commonwealth.

As such, I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this resolution to recognize the immense value of computer science education.

Introduced as SR381