H.R.5929 - Computer Science Education Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] (Introduced 07/29/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||10/13/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness.|
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Summary: H.R.5929 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/29/2010)
Computer Science Education Act of 2010 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award states: (1) two-year grants to develop comprehensive plans to strengthen elementary and secondary computer science education; and (2) 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 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.
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.