IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: LOUISIANA RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF FOUR STATES WITH AMBITIOUS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Apr 03, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana is one of four states in the nation that has aligned requirements to receive a high school diploma with admissions eligibility for the state public university system, according to a report released Monday by the Center for American Progress. 
 
The report, "Are High School Diplomas Really a Ticket to College and Work? An Audit of State High School Graduation Requirements," examines how all states fare in preparing their students for admission to their local public university system and if state graduation requirements are preparing graduates to meet other key college-and career-readiness benchmarks. The report also includes six policy recommendations to narrow preparation gaps.
 
"Our public schools should prepare graduates for college and careers, but most states have a substantial disconnect between high school graduation and college admissions eligibility requirements," said Laura Jimenez, director of standards and accountability at the Center for American Progress. "As one of just four states that align these criteria, Louisiana provides an example for the rest of the country to follow in designing course sequences that set students up for having a real shot at achieving financial security."
 
 

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