STAND. COM. REP. NO. 853-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.B. No. 2607

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2607, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to promote computer science education in the State by:

 

(1) Requiring the Department of Education (DOE) to develop and implement a statewide computer science curricula plan for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12; and

 

(2) Allowing the DOE to enter into a contract or agreement with one or more entities to develop and implement computer science teacher development programs.

 

HawaiiKidsCAN, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Microsoft Corporation, Hawaii Open Data, Oceanit, Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science, and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Education, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, Code.org, Women in Technology, Purple Maia, and DevLeague provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2607, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair