H.R.2536: Computer Science Education Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Susan Brooks, R-Ind.
Total Cosponsors 120 (58 Democrats, 62 Republicans)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Computer Science Education Act of 2013 - Amends title IX (General Provisions) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to define "computer science" as the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including the study of computing principles, computer hardware and software design, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society.

Makes computer science a core academic subject.

Includes computer science teachers in professional development activities.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
June 27, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.