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Excellent Schools PA supports new graduation requirements

Posted 10.9.2018

Senate Bill 1095 revises Pennsylvania’s high school graduation requirements to provide students alternative pathways to demonstrate graduation readiness. The following is a statement of from Excellent Schools PA’s executive director, Steve DeMaura, on this compromise piece of legislation:

“We had initial concerns that SB1095 would undermine school accountability and the state’s rigorous academic standards. However, after several meetings with the House and Senate over the summer to discuss our concerns, we believe the bill (as amended) strikes a balance between accommodating the diversity of Pennsylvania’s student population and the need to ensure schools are graduating students poised for success.”

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