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August 4, 2017
As Indiana schools try to make every graduate count, educators fear struggling students will lose out
Schools will certainly try to steer more students to the Core 40; if they don’t, their graduation rates will plummet.
July 7, 2017
The feds have a new definition for graduation rate, and Indiana’s general diploma doesn’t count
As early as fall of 2018, the general diploma could cease to count in the graduation rate the state is required to report to the federal government.
November 3, 2015
State board member calls for Indiana to keep a general diploma
Parents and educators have said new diplomas would create more challenges for students with special needs.
October 28, 2015
Plan to require more math, offer fewer diploma options raises concerns
The state board must approve new diplomas by Dec. 1.
July 6, 2015
Locked out of a general diploma, some grads are blocked from jobs
With just a 'certificate of completion' grads often are shut out of jobs.
June 10, 2014
Report shows connection between diploma type and college success
Two-thirds of Indiana graduating seniors went to college in 2012, according to a report out today from the Commission on Higher Education, but about four…
February 4, 2014
Momentum builds for career and technical diploma
A bill to create a new career and technical diploma won unanimous support in the Indiana House yesterday, despite concerns from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce that the state does not need a fifth diploma type. Rep. Wendy McNamara, R-Mount Vernon, argued that the state’s primary diploma, known as the Core 40, has discouraged students from participating in career and technical programs and caused schools to offer fewer of those options.
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