California Computer Science Legislation Introduced Spring, 2015

  1. AB 1258, (Chau). Elementary and secondary education:Computer Science Education Grant Program.

    This bill would establish the Computer Science Education Grant Program under the administration of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Under the program, eligible school districts would apply to receive funding under either or both of the 2 grant programs. One grant program, the Computer Science Start-Up Courses Grant program, would provide grants to establish and maintain computer science courses, and the other grant program, the Computer Science Educator Training Grant program, would provide professional development for educators to teach computer science, either as a stand-alone course or integrated into other courses.


  3. AB 252, (Holden). Advanced placement program: grant program: STEM curriculum.

    This bill would establish a grant program overseen by the department for purposes of awarding grants to cover the costs associated with a high school establishing or expanding its advanced placement STEM curriculum.


  5. AB 482 (Harper). Concurrent enrollment in secondary school and community college.

    This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation later in the 2015–16 Regular Session regarding concurrent enrollment in secondary school and community college for pupils pursuing studies related to computer science.


  7. ACR 17, as amended, Chang. Women and Girls in STEM Week.

    This measure would designate April 5 to April 11, inclusive, 2015, as Women and Girls in STEM Week, would encourage all citizens and community organizations to support the observance of California Women and Girls in STEM Week by encouraging and celebrating women in the STEM fields.

In Need of Repair Report & Agenda

In Need of Repair: The State of K-12 Computer Science Education in California

Authored by David Bernier, ECS/UCLA
Edited by Chris Stephenson, CSTA Executive Director,
Debra Richardson, ACCESS Chair, and
Gail Chapman, ECS/UCLA

This report describes the general K-12 education landscape in California as a foundation and provides details related to the current computer science education landscape, including but not limited to: computer science courses available to students, credentialing of computer science teachers, professional development opportunities for educators, and funding opportunities related to the support of computer science education.

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ACCESS Agenda to Reform Computer Science Education in California:
Addendum to In Need of Repair: The State of K‐12 Computer Science Education in California

Authored by Debra Richardson

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