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State BOE Extends Alternative Graduation Paths For Two Years

Jan 10, 2018

Credit cleveland.com

The Ohio Board of Education on Tuesday voted to allow the classes of 2019 and 2020 the same alternative options for earning a high school diploma as this year's seniors.

The board is allowing students to graduate by pursuing alternative pathways, like completing a senior project, rather than relying on test scores. Board member Kara Morgan of Dublin cast the lone dissenting vote.

Last year, state lawmakers amended the requirements for the class of 2018 after the Ohio Department of Education found nearly a third of seniors would not meet more rigorous standards. Lawmakers must approve the Board's recommendation.