Missouri high school students could apply a computer science credit toward math, science, or practical-art credits needed for graduation under a bill passed by state lawmakers and awaiting Gov. Mike Parson’s signature.
The measure would also create an online course intended to boost career awareness for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions.
Legislators passed a similar bill during their legislative session that ended in May. But Parson vetoed it, citing problems with the bidding criteria. Lawmakers revised the bill in an attempt to fix that issue.
Supporters say it would improve career readiness. Democrats cautioned that it would allow students to graduate without any math credits.
A version of this article appeared in the September 26, 2018 edition of Education Week as In Lieu of Math or Science, Mo. Students May Be Able to Take Computer Science