CalTAC Member Art Lopez Appointed to Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee

On July 12, 2017, computer science teacher Arthur Lopez was appointed by the California State Board of Education to its Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee (CSSAC). 

Lopez teaches at Sweetwater High School in San Diego County, and is a current member of the CCST California Teacher Advisory Council (CalTAC). Notably, he participated in the White House “Computer Science For All” summit in September 2016, at the invitation of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. 

The California Department of Education, the Instructional Quality Commission, and the State Board of Education are commencing the process for developing new California computer science content standards. The CCSAC will convene for four meetings in the coming months to discuss recommendations, contributing to the state’s process for developing computer science content standards for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12 by the year 2019.


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