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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

PART 28. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS [51000 - 53315]

  ( Part 28 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
  

CHAPTER 19. Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan [53310 - 53315]
  ( Chapter 19 added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 693, Sec. 2. )

  
53311.  

(a) On or before January 15, 2019, the computer science strategic implementation advisory panel shall submit recommendations for a computer science strategic implementation plan to the Superintendent, the state board, and the Legislature that includes, at a minimum, recommendations on all of the following:

(1) Broadening the pool of teachers to teach computer science. These recommendations may provide, among other things, for the following:

(A) Providing training and professional development for education in computer science pursuant to Section 60605.4.

(B) Creating a teacher certification pathway in computer science.

(C) Expanding scholarship eligibility and loan forgiveness programs for computer science teachers in low-income and underserved school districts and rural and urban school districts.

(2) Defining computer science education principles that meet the needs of pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive.

(3) Ensuring that all pupils have access to quality computer science courses. These recommendations may provide, among other things, for the following:

(A) Scaling up computer science education coursework so that all high schools teach at least one computer science course.

(B) Providing access to computer science in both college and career pathways.

(C) Ensuring school districts have adequate broadband connectivity and infrastructure and access to hardware and software. This may include, but is not limited to, the development of grant programs that prioritize high-need school districts.

(D) Removing local policy and regulatory barriers that local educational agencies face when implementing computer science education.

(E) Increasing the participation of pupils traditionally underrepresented in computer science education.

(b) The recommendations shall be submitted to the Legislature in conformance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(c) Upon completion of the recommendations for a computer science strategic implementation plan, the computer science strategic implementation advisory panel established pursuant to Section 53310 shall cease to exist.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 15, Sec. 56. (AB 99) Effective June 27, 2017. Inoperative July 31, 2020. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 53315.)