House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends 115C-81 by adding a new subsection (e3), which directs the State Board of Education (SBE) to develop and identify academically rigorous courses in computer programming and coding that can be offered as electives at the middle school or high school level. Adds that the computer programming and coding courses must provide students with multiple opportunities to learn about the coding process. Removes subsection (m), previously added to GS 115C-81 in the 1st edition, which directed the SBE to develop computer science curriculum content standards, including standards to teach coding. Also removes definition of coding.
Amends the bill's long title.
Effective when the act becomes law and applies beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
Bill H 581 (2015-2016)Summary date: Apr 28 2015 - View summary
Bill H 581 (2015-2016)Summary date: Apr 6 2015 - View summary
As title indicates. Effective when the act becomes law and applies beginning with the 2015-16 school year.