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Missouri governor signs bill on high school computer science


October 31, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill to allow high schoolers to apply a computer science credit toward math, science or practical art credits needed for graduation.

Parson signed the bill Tuesday. It takes effect in Dec. 18.

The legislation also calls for the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to roll out an online course intended to boost career awareness for science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions.

Lawmakers passed a similar bill during their annual legislative session that ended in May. But Parson vetoed it, say...

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