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H.Con.Res. 95 - Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms.

Sponsor: Scott Taylor (R)
Introduced: 2017-12-19
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
 
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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 95


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 19, 2017

    Received and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

    Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms.

    Whereas 9 in 10 parents want their child to study computer science, but only 40 percent of schools teach computer programming;

    Whereas low-income students and students from small towns and rural communities are less likely to attend a school that offers computer science programming;

    Whereas computing makes up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields;

    Whereas there are over 500,000 open computing jobs nationwide and such job openings are projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs;

    Whereas significant workforce shortages in computing fields, particularly in cybersecurity, can pose significant threats to our national security; and

    Whereas computing occupations are among the highest paying jobs for new graduates: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress expresses support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms throughout the country.

Passed the House of Representatives December 18, 2017.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk

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