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Senate passes bill extending alternate graduation route to 2019

Published on May 1, 2017 under CommunityImpact

The Senate passed a bill Monday extending a Texas rule that lets students who fail required exams graduate, if a special appointed committee considers them ready. The upper chamber voted 28-3 to pass Senate Bill 463, which would allow students to go before individual graduation committees as an alternate route to graduation, extending current law until 2019. The Legislature established these committees in 2015, as part of a wave of legislation pushing back against high-stakes standardized testing. The 2015 law included a clause causing it to expire in September. The House companion has not yet been heard in committee.Via Texas […]

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