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Testing, testing

Critics say the requirement, part of the Achieving Classroom Excellence initiative, places too much importance on the tests. Among them is state Rep. Fred Jordan, co-author of legislation to eliminate the graduation requirement. He said the requirement fails to account for some students’ extenuating circumstances. “We’re talking about kids who have zero support from their

Making the grade

Part of several education reform measures passed last year by the Legislature, the plan is scheduled to be posted Monday to the education department’s website. A 30-day public comment period begins at that time and the state Board of Education votes on the measure during its March 29 meeting. If it passes, the policy change

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