Computer Science Wins Bipartisan Support in Alabama Senate

Computer Science Wins Bipartisan Support in Alabama Senate

Alabama students are one step closer to having access to computer science courses in all schools after the Alabama Senate unanimously approved legislation today. HB 216, sponsored by Representative David Faulkner, also makes it easier for teachers to become certified in computer science.

“Alabama lawmakers recognize that students need foundational computing skills – and the accompanying critical thinking skills – to succeed in one of the highest growing career fields in Alabama and throughout the United States. ExcelinEd in Action thanks the many leaders who have worked diligently on behalf of Alabama’s students, including Governor Kay Ivey, Representative David Faulkner, Representative Terri Collins, Code.org, the College Board and A+ Education Partnership.”

Nathan Hoffman, Regional Legislative Director, ExcelinEd in Action

The bill now heads to Governor Ivey for her signature.

For more information on the value of college and career pathways, including computer science, visit the ExcelinEd policy library.