May 9, 2018
Code.org, one of the nation’s leading advocacy groups for computer science education, is praising Idaho as one of 20 states boosting funding for, and access to, computer science education in public schools.
Code.org noted that “Idaho has renewed $2 million of funding for CS [Computer Science] and will require every high school to teach CS by 2020.”
In addition to continued funding for computer science education, a new Republican-sponsored state law requires Idaho school districts to offer at least one or more in-school, elective computer science courses in each of their high schools. Schools have until 2020 to implement the courses through on-line, remote, or in class instruction.