Wash. closer to requiring 24-credit diploma for high school graduation

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Today’s seventh graders will be required to earn more credits to graduate from high school under a bill that cleared the state House Wednesday.

Senate Bill 6552 would require most school districts to implement a 24-credit graduation standard starting with the class of 2019. A 24-credit diploma is something lawmakers identified as a goal five years ago, but never have required.

Current policy allows schools to set a minimum graduation standard of 20 credits, rather than 24.

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