Wash. state drops graduation-project requirement

Washington state has adopted a law that eliminates a requirement that students complete culminating projects to graduate from high school. School boards now must determine whether to keep the requirement, which has been in place since 2008, for the class of 2015. "While this prohibits the Washington Board of Education from requiring it, it gives school boards local control," said state Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden. The bill was the idea of Yakima East Valley High School student Tiffany Stewart, who started it as her senior project.

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