Florida's changed diploma rules may create greater dropout risk

08/7/2009 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Florida educators are upset about recent changes to graduation rules that could decrease the likelihood of some students getting a diploma, writes St. Petersburg Times journalist Ron Matus on The Gradebook blog. The statewide policy change drops an option for students in alternative programs who pass an equivalency test to earn a standard diploma. That means some students may have to stay in school longer to earn credits, an option educators worry that many students won't stick to.

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