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November 20, 2017

Miami Seeks Graduation-Test Waiver for Hurricane-Displaced Students

Two districts in Florida are asking the state to waive or change high school testing requirements for students who fled their homes in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

October 23, 2017

Thousands More Slated to Receive Retroactive Diplomas

Nevada has joined a growing list of states that are conferring retroactive diplomas after getting rid of their exit exams.

May 08, 2017

California Close to Dumping High School Exit Exam

California Assembly voted to dump the state's controversial high school exit exam. Now the bill goes to the Senate.

August 04, 2016

New Jersey Becomes Second State to Require PARCC Passage for Graduation

New Jersey joins New Mexico as the only other state in the country to require students to pass the PARCC exam to graduate from high school.

May 09, 2016

New Jersey Settles Lawsuit Over Graduation Rules

Attorneys took the state to task for enacting new testing requirements by memorandum, instead of through a process that includes public notice and comment.

August 19, 2015

California Legislature Writes Emergency Bill to Help Students Denied Diplomas

Lawmakers scrambled this week to draft legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.

August 17, 2015

California Diploma Bungle: San Francisco Board Goes 'Rogue' to Rescue Students

Thousands of students statewide were denied diplomas because of a contracting mistake, and now find their plans for college, job training or the military in limbo.

August 06, 2015

Washington State Sets Smarter Balanced Graduation Score

Recognizing that the state is still in transition to new standards, the board of education adopted graduation scores that are below the college-readiness mark.

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