Gov. Branstad’s computer science education bill passes the Senate

March 9, 2017

A bill meant to encourage schools at all levels to provide and promote computer science education passed the Iowa Senate unanimously with a 49-0 vote on Tuesday. As computer technology continues to advance and play a larger role in the economy, this kind of education is seen as key to developing a 21st century workforce. The bill, SF 274, sets up a taskforce to construct guidelines and policies for schools. The state provides incentives for schools to set up the program, but does not mandate it. ABI is supporting the measure, which Gov. Terry Branstad identified as priority legislation. Click here to read news coverage about this bill.