Calif. district drops health, geography from graduation requirements

The school board for Temecula Valley Unified School District in California voted Tuesday to immediately halt requirements that students take health and geography courses to graduate from high school. The courses still will be offered as electives, but officials say eliminating them as requirements will allow more time for students to participate in band, International Baccalaureate, student government and other programs. Critics, however, are concerned that students will not be exposed to important health information.

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