HB17-1184 - Modern Technology Education In Public Schools

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning developing additional resources for modern technology education in public schools.

Under current law, the state board of education (state board) must, by July 1, 2018, review and revise, as necessary, the state academic standards. The bill directs the state board, in the course of revising the academic standards, to incorporate into the standards for each subject skills relating to the use of information and communications technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information.

The bill directs the department of education (department) to create a publicly available resource bank of materials pertaining to computer science programs, including sample standards, samples of curricula, and materials for professional educator development. The department must work with experts in creating and compiling the information. The resource bank is to be available by July 1, 2018. Each school district, charter school, and board of cooperative services may choose whether to provide computer science courses and whether to use the materials in the resource bank.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Senate Committees

Latest update: April 24, 2017
04/24/2017 - Governor Signed
04/13/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/12/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/11/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/31/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/30/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/29/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/23/2017 - Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/10/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education
03/09/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/08/2017 - House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/07/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/03/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/27/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/13/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education