2023 CS Ed Act

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2023 CS Education Act

About the Legislation

The 2023 Minnesota Computer Science Education Advancement Act (MN-CSEAA) will provide the necessary resources to develop a plan and implement the expansion of computer science education in Minnesota. This legislation will ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn computer science and their teachers receive training to incorporate and teach computer science.

Minnesota is currently last in the nation. Only 21% of Minnesota public high schools offer even one computer science course to its students, according to the data reported to the Minnesota Department of Education. Access is limited across the state with only approximately 12% of high schools in urban areas, 18% in suburban areas, and 25% in rural areas offering computer science.
Why CS? Learn more here.

Senate Bill

Introduced 01/26/2023, referred to Ed Policy
Ed Policy Hearing on 02/06/2023 at 12:30pm

House Bill

Introduced 01/25/2023, referred to Ed Policy

Need Statement

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Bill Explainer

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Want to Learn More?

  • HF759 1/25 introduced, referred to Ed Policy
  • SF757 1/26 introduced, referred to Ed Policy
  • House Bill Status (link)
  • Senate Bill status (link)
  • News articles (forthcoming)
  • Rep. Lee press release on bill intro
  • MnTech’s Call for Minnesota CIOs for CS Education Advancement Fund (link)

How to Help

Register your support by signing our petition at Change.org

Find out who represents you (enter your address/zip in the form here to see you MN House and Senate legislators) & their email and phone contacts

Contact your legislators and ask them to support the Computer Science Education Advancement Act (HF759 and SF757); see sample language here [need to write and update on sample letters page and link to it]

Contact your local school board, district administrators, teachers, or employers to talk about the Bill and ask them to help as well

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Latest Updates

House Ed Finance Update

The House Education Finance Committee is scheduled to hear HF 759 on Thursday March 23 at 10:30am in Room 120 of the Minnesota Capitol Building.