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Georgia changes graduation requirements

September 13, 2007

Albany-- The State Board of Education Thursday approved major changes to graduation requirements that will affect next year's incoming freshman. Students will have to take more math and science classes, And they will no longer be able to choose between an emphasis on college-prep or job skills. 

Supporters hope the changes will increase the number of graduates who go on to college and better prepare them for high-tech careers. "I really think because of the jobs in the twenty-first century requiring a strong background in mathematics that it will only support where we are headed as a community and a nation" said Dianne Daniels Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction.    

The rule changes changes do away the current four-tiered graduation plan that gives two agendas for students hoping to attend college and two for those focusing on job skills.

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