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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
(2008-02-13)
(wgvu) - THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS ASKED THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER LOOSENING RULES ON HOW IT CALCULATES
GRADUATION RATES.
THE BOARD SOUGHT PERMISSION FROM THE U.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
FOR A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO GET A FIFTH YEAR
TO GRADUATE WITHOUT PENALIZING THEIR SCHOOLS.
MICHIGAN LAW ALREADY LETS SCHOOLS COLLECT A FIFTH YEAR OF
PER-PUPIL STATE AID FOR MOST STUDENTS TAKING FIVE YEARS TO
GRADUATE.
BUT SCHOOLS ARE PENALIZED UNDER THE FEDERAL NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
ACT IF STUDENTS DON'T GRADUATE IN FOUR YEARS.
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