Wyoming is one step closer to teaching computer science in K-12 schools across the state by 2022. A mandate to do so was passed by the state legislature in 2018.

Last week, the Wyoming State Board of Education approved revised computer science standards. During its March meeting, the SBE received input that more could be done to make the standards accessible.

In response, the board created three categories of standards: priority, supporting and enhanced. Those will make it easier for teachers to distinguish between what students need to master versus what students need to be exposed to.

The revised standards will now go to Gov. Mark Gordon for review. A 45-day public comment period follows the approval.

Kari Eakins

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