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Amid Coronavirus Shutdown, States Tweak Graduation Requirements for Class of 2020


April 10, 2020

States are moving swiftly to manage the educational fallout from school closures and other disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic for high school seniors, with more than 30 states already having enacted changes to their graduation criteria or guidance on smoothing out the unexpected bumps to students’ K-12 careers.

“When you're thinking about a 12th grader who has, you know, essentially completed 15/16ths of their high school career at this point, we wanted to be as flexible as possible for those students,” said James Lane, Virginia’s state superintendent of public instruction. “We're continuously focused on equity: We just want to make sure that no matter who the student is, no matter what their background is, that the schools are creating a plan for each student to ensure that the work that they missed is made available to them and we're continuing students’ growth even through these closures.”


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