College & Workforce Readiness

Interesting High School Tidbits From the States

By Catherine Gewertz — November 04, 2009 1 min read

A quick roundup of intriguing news in the high school space:

The South Dakota state board of education sets the bar higher for graduation, deciding that all students must take geometry and Algebra II, and chemistry or physics. (I can already hear the teenage groans.) North Carolina decides that some students who didn’t make the cut to graduate long ago can now get retroactive diplomas. And school districts in Illinois are apparently allowed to use their own definitions of what it means to be a junior in high school, with some, um, more flattering results.

A version of this news article first appeared in the High School Connections blog.