Panel Urges More Rigorous High School Senior Year

10/5/2001 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The National Commission on the High School Senior Year recommended Oct. 4 that every high school senior complete a substantial research project, perform an internship or take college-level courses, based on concerns that the last year of high school too often is wasted. The panel also urged states to adopt a unified approach to education from pre-school through college. Many education experts applaud the report for highlighting the problem of students graduating without enough skills.

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