H.Res. 1560: Supporting the increased understanding of, and interest in, computer science and computing careers

H.Res. 1560

Supporting the increased understanding of, and interest in, computer science and computing careers

Date
September 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1560 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers (R-MI) on July 27, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1560 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Supports the designation of National Computer Science Education Week;
  • “Encourages schools, teachers, researchers, universities, and policymakers to identify mechanisms for teachers to receive cutting edge professional development to provide sustainable learning experiences in computer science at all educational levels and encourage students to be exposed to computer science concepts;
  • “Encourages opportunities, including through existing programs, for females and underrepresented minorities in computer science; and
  • “Supports research in computer science to address what would motivate increased participation in this field.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, the week of December 5, is designated as “National Computer Science Education Week”.