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Jeff Brandes files computer coding as foreign language bill

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Florida lawmakers could once again consider whether computer coding classes should be counted as a foreign language credit. Sen. Jeff Brandes filed legislation Monday to allow Florida high schools to offer computer coding classes that “along with the earning of a related industry certification satisfies two credits of sequential foreign language instruction.” Senate Bill 104 also requires the state college and university system to recognize the credits as foreign language credits. “Software development and coding is one of the largest…

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Today on Context Florida: Solving hunger in Florida, coding as a foreign language and updating traditions

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Today on Context Florida: Hunger is a complex problem, says Robin Safley. In order to solve it, we must understand the underlying issues and apply comprehensive solutions to assist those in need. We know that access to a consistent supply of nutritious food is critical to the underlying health of our families and the academic achievement of our children. There’s no better platform to take on those issues than as executive director of the Florida Association of Food Banks (FAFB). Every…

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Digital firm praises approval of computer coding as foreign language bill

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As Florida lawmakers consider adding computer coding as an option for high school foreign language requirements, one technology firm enthusiastically applauds the move toward giving students a leg up in the modern workplace. Strategic Digital Services, Florida’s leading digital firm specializing in data for political campaigns and causes, praised the passage Thursday of SB 468 through the Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee. The bill, co-sponsored by Margate Democratic Sen. Jeremy Ring and Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes of Saint Petersburg, seeks to allow computer…

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