CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education is forging ahead with efforts to offer computer science to every K-12 student in the state.
The agency this week announced the creation of Boot Up Wyoming 2022, an initiative to facilitate the addition of computer science to school courses.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that a new law enacted by the state Legislature mandates that computer science be taught in every school district by the 2022-23 school year.
State schools Superintendent Jillian Balow says every student will learn basic computer skills and have options for more advanced coursework in secondary schools.
Department spokeswoman Kari Eakins says the Boot Up Wyoming 2022 initiative includes three parts: a cost and needs analysis in each school district, teacher training and standards development.