In the second major rollback in a few years, Texas allows seniors to graduate by passing three, instead of five, end-of-course exams.
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May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015
A new report by GradNation reveals that although gaps persist, the nation is on track to reach an on-time high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The graduation rate reached an all-time high of 81.4 percent in 2013, the latest year data is available.
April 02, 2015
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, signed into law this week a bill that requires high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test to graduate.
March 31, 2015
A new study finds that few states link their college-readiness tests to meaningful supports or opportunities for students.
March 17, 2015
A bill under consideration in Texas would let students graduate even if they failed two of the five required end-of-course tests. In New York, officials are debating allowing students to substitute advanced work for the Regents exams.
January 16, 2015
Yesterday the Arizona legislature passed a bill that will require students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization civics test in order to graduate from high school.
December 10, 2014
The Los Angeles school district will make ethnic studies a graduation requirement, and the San Francisco district will aim to do the same within five years.
October 21, 2014
Students in New York state will soon have the option to replace one of the history exams now required for graduation with a career-focused art or science exam.
September 16, 2014
The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.
August 05, 2014
A new study finds that boosting high school graduation requirements, alone, will not improve student outcomes.