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  • Toby Rush, CEO 

    Zoloz!

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  • Susan Henderson Moore, Attorney

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  • Exciting Computer Science Education Developments in Missouri

    On the evening of Monday, April 9th, the Missouri House of Representatives Elementary and Secondary Education Committee passed SB 894 by a vote of 8-2.
     
    This bill will establish a statewide STEM career awareness program and enact new provisions of law related to computer science. The KC Tech Council advocated for this legislation during the Missouri Legislative Day in January.
     
    This legislation will allow Missouri high school students to take computer science courses to fulfill math, science or practical arts requirements.
    SB 894 is not an immediate solution to Kansas City's workforce issues, but it will bring us up to speed with the 36 states that have already passed similar legislation and seen positive results.
     
    The committee heard testimony from Toby Rush, CEO of KCTC member company Zoloz!. Toby graciously traveled to Jefferson City for the evening committee hearing. Boeing, Code.org, Microsoft and the University of Missouri system were just some of the organizations providing in-person and on-record testimony to support the bill.
    This committee vote is a key step for this legislation, and I look forward to updating all of you as this bill advances through the legislative process.
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