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Washington State Poised To Toughen Graduation Rules

March 25, 2014 1 min read
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The Washington state legislature has approved a bill that would require more study of science, foreign languages, and the arts before students graduate from high school. The measure increases the overall credit requirement from 20 to 24.

Students would have to earn two foreign-language credits, two arts credits, and three in science, under the plan approved last week by the state Senate and previously by the House. Currently, the state requires no foreign-language credits, one arts credit, and two science credits.

The bill is currently under review by the governor’s office.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 26, 2014 edition of Education Week as Washington State Poised To Toughen Graduation Rules

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