Proposal would require high schools to count coding courses toward foreign language requirements

codingA controversial plan to require high schools to offer computer coding courses and let students count them toward foreign language requirements was heralded Thursday as “novel,” “innovative” and “forward-thinking.”

But some members of the Florida Senate, as well as some local school district administrators, question how costly the proposal could be and how districts would pay for it when they are already strapped for digital resources.

Despite uncertainty around the myriad expenses that might come with implementing the proposal, Senate Bill...

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