States Raise Bar for High School Diploma

Olson, Lynn
June 2005
Education Week;6/22/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 41, p1
The article that it has been less than six months since the nation's governors gathered for a summit on high schools, and already at least half a dozen states have enacted policies that require students to complete tougher academic programs to earn a diploma. Although Arizona lawmakers voted to give high school seniors added flexibility in passing the state's exit exam, states typically are sending a stricter message by telling students they must take more courses in mathematics, science, and other core academic areas.


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