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Gov. Justice signs bill expanding computer science education

By JORDAN NELSON

The Register-Herald

Governor Jim Justice hands his pen to Joshua Berg, pre-schooler at Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School during the bill-signing ceremony in the school’s computer lab. Senate Bill 267 requires the State Board of Education to adopt a policy detailing the level of computer science instruction in West Virginia schools.
(Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero)

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice signed Thursday at Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary in Raleigh County a bill making West Virginia the first state in the nation to require that students receive computer science education before graduating high school.

The ceremonial bill signing took place in the “Innovation Learning Lab” within the school, where students do the bulk of their digital learning work.

Students in different grade levels stood around Gov. Justice, assisting in signing the bill that will help them in further learning.

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