Around New Haven: State may adopt new graduation mandates

On Wednesday, the state Committee on Secondary School Reform approved a $184 million proposal to increase minimum high school graduation requirements from 20 to 25 credits. The proposal will now move to the state Board of Education, then — if the Board approves it — it will move to the General Assembly. Under this proposal, students will be expected to pass four years of English, math and science, three years of social studies, one year in art or vocational education, one year in physical education and a senior-year independent study or internship, the New Haven Register reported. The students will need to pass five state exams.

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