Nebraska governor approves updated graduation requirements

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed rules that mark the first changes to the state's graduation requirements in 25 years; they are set to take effect with the class of 2015. The number of required credit hours will remain the same, but the rules mandate 40 hours of English and 30 each of math, science and social studies, as well as a more challenging curriculum overall. "The requirement is pretty consistent with what most school districts require except we now require the highest level of rigor in the curriculum," the state's education chief said.

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