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Bill to change high school graduation requirements heads to Gov. Rick Scott



A bill that would give high school students more pathways toward a diploma, including more credit for their career and technical course work, won unanimous approval from the Florida House and is now headed to the governor's desk.

SB 1076, one of Senate President Don Gaetz's priorities, would remove several end-of-course exams as graduation requirements, establish different levels of high school diplomas and create the "preeminent" designation for state universities that meet certain criteria.

House Speaker Will Weatherford called the bill "transformational." See more details from our Tallahassee bureau here.

[Last modified: Friday, April 12, 2013 3:02pm]


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