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Friday, April 15, 2016

SBOE Approves Two Computer Science Rule Changes

This was reported by TCEA on April 10, 2016 by Jennifer Bergland. 
The State Board of Education took up and approved two computer science-related issues on April 8. The details of both issues were included in an earlier blog post. One of the changes made permanent the current list of computer science courses that can substitute for two LOTE (Languages Other Than English) graduation credits. The three courses are Computer Science I, Computer Science II, and Computer Science III. The SBOE also voted to add AP Computer Science Principles to the Technology Applications curriculum strand. TEA has indicated that they will have a PEIMS number for this course available sometime in July. After a year of implementation, TEA will receive feedback from districts before recommending the placement of AP Computer Science Principles in an endorsement.