SD House approves bill for home-schooled students
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House has approved a bill to help home-schooled students receive scholarship money from the state.
The Opportunity Scholarship is given to high school students who receive a 24 on their ACT test and take a rigorous course load. Starting in July, students who don't meet the course load requirements will be able to receive the scholarship with a 28 on the ACT.
Advocates for home-schooled students complained that the change was unfair because those students could not meet the course standards. They proposed a bill that would keep the ACT minimum score at 24.
The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/XRBmik) the bill fell one vote short of passage, but was revived and passed Thursday after the minimum ACT score for home-schooled students was set at 26.
Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com
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