An Iowa Department of Education task force has begun meeting to formulate computer science standards for Iowa’s schools. The Computer Science Standards Review Team, established as part of Senate File 274 enacted last year, met Tuesday for the first time. “Computer science is a basic skill in today’s economy, and the goal behind this new law is that every Iowa student will have had computer science before they graduate from high school,” department Director Ryan Wise said in a statement. The new law created a computer science professional development incentive fund to help prepare teachers, but that fund will require an appropriation from the Legislature, Wise said. A list of the review team members and a meeting schedule are available on the Iowa Department of Education’s website here.