April 28, 2008

Grad Requirements being opposed by local boards in PA

The Pennsylvania State Board of Education’s attempt to standardize the state’s graduation requirements is running into opposition from local school boards.


“The Board of Education passed the rules, as part of the governor's quest to make high school diplomas more meaningful. The regulations are now undergoing a lengthy regulatory process, but if approved will go into effect starting with the class of 2014 — today's sixth-graders…[but] school boards from more than 100 of Pennsylvania's 501 school districts have passed resolutions opposing the adoption of the 10 “high stakes” exams in English, math, social studies and science,” reports phillyburbs.com.