Florida will allow students displaced by Hurricane Maria to earn Puerto Rican diplomas in their newly adopted Florida schools. The decision addresses concerns that students might not be prepared to pass Florida graduation exams.
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January 03, 2018
December 28, 2017
A bill in the New Mexico legislature would add a new high school graduation requirement for students: They'd have to have a plan to go to college or enroll in a training program.
December 21, 2017
The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.
November 17, 2017
Pennsylvania delays, once again, its plan to increase requirements for high school graduation.
November 09, 2017
West Virginia is circulating a proposal that would reduce the number of credits students need to graduate from high school, among other changes.
October 23, 2017
Nevada has joined a growing list of states that are conferring retroactive diplomas after getting rid of their exit exams.
August 01, 2017
High schools across the country hand out nearly 100 different kinds of diplomas, and most don't offer solid preparation for college or career. The students who bear the brunt of that inequity are most likely to be English learners, students with disabilities, low-income students, or those learning English.
June 26, 2017
Pennsylvania has a new law that allows career and technical education students to skip the state's high school exit exams.
May 08, 2017
California Assembly voted to dump the state's controversial high school exit exam. Now the bill goes to the Senate.
April 03, 2017
Schools from 10 districts in Illinois have been chosen to participate in a new pilot program to create competency-based approaches to high school learning and graduation.