12/6/2005

Concerned that dropout rates will increase due to student failures on the state exam, which becomes a graduation requirement starting with the the class of 2008, the Seattle school board could vote Wednesday to ask the state for more flexibility. The district's draft legislative agenda includes pursuing at least $2 million more from Washington state for remedial funding and asking that students be allowed to use an alternative assessment, such as portfolios, if they desire.

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