Rep. Drew Hansen

Lawmakers Pass Bipartisan Proposal to Help Students Train for Computer Science Jobs

February 19, 2015

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Lawmakers Pass Bipartisan Proposal to Help Students Train for Computer Science Jobs

OLYMPIA — State Reps. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, and Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah have successfully passed HB 1813, a bipartisan proposal to expand computer science education so that students will be prepared for jobs in the high-technology industry, out of the House Education Committee. “We have a social and economic imperative to ensure that all kids have the opportunity to learn computer science. Way too many young people—particularly our girls, our kids of color, our kids from low-income communities, and our … Continue reading

Hansen Introduces Bill to Inform Students About College Opportunities

January 29, 2015

Rep. Drew Hansen

Hansen Introduces Bill to Inform Students About College Opportunities

OLYMPIA — Colleges would reach out directly to high-achieving, low-income high schoolers to boost their admission rates under HB 1812 a bill introduced today by Rep. Drew Hansen. “One of our fundamental values in this country is that every kid should have the opportunity to succeed — and nowhere is that more important than in the choice of where to go to college,” Hansen said. Modeled after a program that produced dramatic results — students who received the mailers applied … Continue reading

Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan Proposal to Help Students Train for Computer Science Jobs

January 29, 2015

Rep. Drew Hansen

OLYMPIA — State Reps. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, and Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah today announced HB 1813, a bipartisan proposal to expand computer science education so that students will be prepared for jobs in the high-technology industry. HB 1813 creates the Computer Science and Education Grant program, which funds grants to help educators who want to pursue professional development in computer science, reach out to students to inspire their interest in computer science, and help school districts pay for technology to teach … Continue reading

Lawmakers join forces to promote computer science education

December 8, 2014

Rep. Drew Hansen

Due to the significant need in Washington state for highly-skilled technology workers capable of meeting the demands of the 21st century, today state Reps. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, and Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, are partnering with Washington students to participate in the “Hour of Code,” a week-long national event that promotes computer science education. Hour of Code is organized by the nonprofit Code.org. From Dec. 8 through Dec. 12, it encourages students to learn computer coding for at least one hour. … Continue reading

Path to newest Kitsap County park eased by Rep. Hansen’s bill

May 5, 2014

Rep. Drew Hansen

Path to newest Kitsap County park eased by Rep. Hansen’s bill

On a sunny day last month, Rep. Drew Hansen joined Sen. Christine Rolfes, other public officials and a contingent of the media on a tour of woodlands recently purchased by Kitsap County as the first step toward creation of a public park on nearly 7,000 shoreline acres near Port Gamble. The way to the realization of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project was significantly eased by the passage of House Bill 2502 in 2012 – one of the first bills … Continue reading

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Rep. Hansen speaks at signing of HB 1472, boosting high-school computer science courses, at Rainier Beach H.S. in Seattle, May 2013

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Gov. Inslee signs Rep. Hansen's HB 1472, boosting high-school computer science courses, at Rainier Beach H.S. in Seattle, May 2013

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Rep. Drew Hansen speaks on SBH 1806 in Sen. Comm. on Governmental Operations Kathy Strauss

Rep. Drew Hansen speaks on SBH 1806 in Sen. Comm. on Governmental Operations

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Representative Drew Hansen at the Washington STEM roundtable in October

Rep. Hansen co-moderating the Washington STEM Roundtable in October to engage leaders, institutions, and organizations in advancing computer science education in Washington State.

Representative Drew Hansen at the Washington STEM roundtable

Rep. Hansen co-moderating the Washington STEM Roundtable in October to engage leaders, institutions, and organizations in advancing computer science education in Washington State.