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Programming language bill clears Senate committee

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2014) —The Senate Education Committee approved a measure today that aims to increase participation in computer programming language courses in high schools across the state.

Senate Bill 16, sponsored by Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg, would make programming language courses eligible to meet the foreign language requirement in high school courses of study and for admission to postsecondary schools in Kentucky.

Allowing students to use computer programming courses to meet an already-established requirement for graduation will increase participation in the courses and help more students prepare for lucrative and in-demand software programming jobs, Givens said.

The measure passed 10-1 and now goes to the full Senate for consideration.