Rep. Drew Hansen

Representative Hansen Secures Funding in House Budget for College Degrees in Kitsap County

March 27, 2015

Rep. Hansen

Representative Hansen Secures Funding in House Budget for College Degrees in Kitsap County

Representative Hansen Secures Funding in House Budget for College Degrees in Kitsap County OLYMPIA – The budget proposed by the Washington House of Representatives today includes funding for two new programs to provide higher education opportunities to Kitsap County residents.  The programs are a partnership with Western Washington University to bring a new four-year computer and information systems security degree to Olympic College in Poulsbo and a partnership with Washington State University to bring a new four-year electrical engineering degree … Continue reading

Expanding Job Opportunities & Upcoming Town Hall

March 11, 2015

Rep. Drew Hansen

Expanding Job Opportunities & Upcoming Town Hall

It’s cutoff week in the Washington House of Representatives, which means that any bill that hasn’t passed out of the chamber where it started will die if it’s not voted out by today.  The good news is that the House passed a major jobs bill of mine (by a huge bipartisan margin) to help more students prepare for high-paying jobs in the technology industry.  This bill attracted widespread support from business, educators, and nonprofits: a headline in the Puget Sound … Continue reading

Preparing students for high-tech jobs

March 5, 2015

Rep. Drew Hansen

OLYMPIA – Today a bill to expand computer science education in Washington passed out of the House of Representatives with an overwhelming majority vote. The bipartisan measure sponsored by Reps. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, and Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, will help prepare students for jobs in the high-tech industry. “We have 20,000 open computing jobs in the state right now and yet our state produces only 1,200 computer science graduates each year. Who is going to fill those jobs?” said Hansen … Continue reading

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

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Rep. Hansen honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the House floor.

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Rep. Hansen meets with Ambassador Andrew Young

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Rep. Hansen meets with Ambassador Andrew Young

Rep. Hansen meets students from West Hills STEM Academy

Rep. Hansen meets with students promoting Post-Itz for Peace during African American Legislative Day

Rep. Hansen talking to constituents after Town Hall on Bainbridge Island

Rep. Hansen talking to constituents after Town Hall on Bainbridge Island

Rep. Hansen showing March Madness support for EWU at the Higher Education Reception

Rep. Hansen showing March Madness support for EWU at the Higher Education Reception

Rep. Hansen hanging out with the UW Husky for UW Medical School Advocacy Day

Rep. Hansen hanging out with the UW Husky for UW Medical School Advocacy Day

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

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.

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.

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House Action during Special Session Steven M.  Herppich

House Action during Special Session

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