January 2, 2018

New Graduation Policies Raise Concerns, Questions


State Board Of Education members listen to concerns about proposed graduation requirement changes during a public meeting Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017. - Eric Weddle/WFYI News

State Board Of Education members listen to concerns about proposed graduation requirement changes during a public meeting Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017.

Eric Weddle/WFYI News

Last month the State Board of Education approved a controversial change to high school graduation requirements despite strong opposition from local school leaders. The new policies are years away from taking effect but concern among educators is growing. WFYI Morning Edition’s Taylor Bennett talked with reporter Eric Weddle about what this means for students and teachers.

Listen to the discussion at the above link. For more on the topic, read these previous reports:

Lawmakers Prepare for Changes on Graduation Paths, Diplomas

New Graduation Pathways Cause Concern For Small, Rural Schools

Educators Urge State Board To Reject Graduation Overhaul

Despite Opposition High School Graduation Overhaul Approved By State Ed Board

Document: Graduation Pathways Final Report

 

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