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November 25, 2009

Does Louisiana's Career Diploma Option Lower Standards?

Educators and policymakers debate whether Louisiana's career diploma represents a lowering of standards.

November 06, 2009

Stakes Rising in High School Exit Exams

New report finds the stakes are rising for high school exit exams.

November 04, 2009

Interesting High School Tidbits From the States

Retroactive diplomas in North Carolina, tougher grad requirements in South Dakota, and interesting interpretations of who's a junior in Illinois.

October 27, 2009

A Different Way to Cut the Dropout Rate: Make Graduating Easier

A Des Moines school board committee considers reducing credits needed for graduation.

October 23, 2009

Pennsylvania Exit Exams Clear Final Hurdle

Pennsylvania state board of education approves new exit exams.

October 01, 2009

Reauthorizing ESEA With Latino Students in Mind

A Latino advocacy group urges changes to the ESEA.

August 26, 2009

Nebraska Governor Wants Tougher Graduation Standards

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 Lawmakers Want to Backtrack on Math Requirement

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

Pennsylvania Exit Exams Approved

Pennsylvania board of education approves a set of exit exams.

August 12, 2009

New Texas Graduation Rules: Opening the Door to Fluff?

New Texas grad rules could backfire, some say.

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