Educators and policymakers debate whether Louisiana's career diploma represents a lowering of standards.
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October 27, 2009
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October 23, 2009
Pennsylvania state board of education approves new exit exams.
October 01, 2009
A Latino advocacy group urges changes to the ESEA.
August 26, 2009
The governor of Nebraska wants students to take more rigorous high school courses and boost in the number that ultimately graduate from college.
August 21, 2009
Michigan is the only state in the country that requires students to take Algebra II in order to graduate. But maybe not for long. Legislators there are considering making Algebra II optional. This would undo Michigan's move in 2006 to require it for graduation. The Senate and House are considering...
August 14, 2009
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August 12, 2009
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