New Standards Unveiled to Expand Computer Science Education

Immediate Release


Greg Bortolin
Carson City, NV - September 21, 2017

For Immediate Release

Nevada joins a handful of states today as the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) unveiled its new K12 Computer Science Standards for public review.

“Nevada has recognized the need for rigorous computer science education for Nevada’s students to become computationally literate members of society,” said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Superintendent of Public Education. “The proposed standards are the result of 26 individuals from across the state who are educators, parents and students who came to develop Nevada’s new standards. Nevada’s students will become not only consumers of technology, but creators of it.”

The new Computer Science Standards satisfy one of the requirements of Senate Bill 200 that was passed in the 2017 legislative session. These standards are for all Nevada students regardless of their age, race, gender, disability, socioeconomic level, or what school they attend. Advancing computer science has been a priority of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s college and career readiness agenda.

“For Nevada to achieve its economic development goals, our education system must produce more well-educated, innovative, and visionary students who are prepared with the skills and training to ensure they are both college and career ready,” said Dave Brancamp, Nevada Department of Education Standards and Instructional Support Director. “Computing and computer science are interwoven in every career path in this digital age. Our students will be better prepared for a future in our “New Nevada” and beyond. “

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