Comprehensive review of computer science standards, etc., in public schools; DOE to perform, report. (HB1885)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of Education; comprehensive review of computer science standards, courses, and pathways in public schools; report. Requires the Department of Education to perform a comprehensive review of the ongoing implementation of mandatory computer science standards in elementary schools and middle schools and the alignment of middle school and high school computer science courses and course pathways. The bill requires such review to include recommendations for implementation processes at the local level, profiles of implementation processes that have been successful for school divisions, a description of opportunities for enhanced collaboration with relevant computer science stakeholders to expand computer science education opportunities for all students in the Commonwealth and for relevant professional development for teachers, and examining methods of data collection annually from local school divisions pertaining to computer science implementation. The bill requires the Department of Education to prepare a report on its comprehensive review and provide such report to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health, the Secretary of Education, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction no later than November 1, 2021. Read the Bill »

Status

04/14/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100755D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2021Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1885)
01/25/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Enrolled
02/17/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1885ER)
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1885ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/18/2021Signed by Speaker
02/19/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2021
02/19/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
02/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 22 (effective 7/1/21)
02/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0022)

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