11/25/2009

Louisiana education officials say they are working to ensure that a new career-diploma program enacted in about a dozen districts holds real value for students. While the program has been criticized as a lowering of academic standards, state officials say the program is intended to engage students who would otherwise drop out of school. While the new track was approved by legislators in July, the state board of education is expected to finish developing the specifics of the program in December.

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