Jeremy P. Kelley, Dayton Daily News |
The new state graduation rules, which are complicated, are an option for current juniors and seniors, and are mandatory for the class of 2023 and beyond.
To earn a diploma, the state says students will have to “do the basics” by passing 20 classroom credits, “show competency” either by passing one state exam each in algebra and English II or by meeting certain career/college/military standards; and “show readiness” by earning at least two seals from a list of 12 (science, job readiness, technology and others). Each local school can create its own standards for three of those seals — the fine and performing arts seal, student engagement seal and community service seal.(more…)