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Bill seeks to encourage programming skills in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at enhancing computer programming skills among students.

The measure would allow computer programming classes to count toward fulfilling foreign-language requirements in public schools.

Republican Sen. David Givens says his bill would help prepare more Kentucky students to land high-paying jobs as computer programmers. He says an estimated 1 million programming jobs will be available by 2020.

The bill cleared the Senate on a 28-7 vote Tuesday. It now goes to the House.

Givens says college-bound students are expected to take at least two foreign language credits.

He says foreign language classes will remain a "vital piece" of high school curriculum.

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