[caption id="attachment_124703" align="alignleft" width="215"] Students are under pressure to take as many math and science courses as possible, lawmakers said.[/caption]

Washington's high school students may have a greater incentive to take Advanced Placement computer science courses in the future, which state lawmakers hope will spur more school districts to offer the classes.

A measure approved by the state Legislature would allow AP computer science to count as a high school math or science course, rather than only as an elective class.

That means students could count AP computer science toward their high school graduation requirements,...

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