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UPDATE: Gov. Walker signs bill increasing high school credits

UPDATED Wednesday, December 11, 2013 --- 5:00 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would increase requirements for high school math and science classes students would have to take for graduation.

The bill raises the math and science requirement for graduation from two to three credits each. A computer science class could count as a math credit and an agricultural sciences course could count as a science credit.

The measure also gives schools flexibility to award math and science credits to students in career and technical education programs.

The proposal comes as the state's school districts are implementing more rigorous academic requirements. It would also bring Wisconsin more in line with neighboring states.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday, December 11, 2013 --- 9:52 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill that would increase requirements for high school math and science classes students would have to take for graduation.

Walker was scheduled to sign the measure Wednesday in Madison.

The bill would increase the math and science requirement for graduation from two to three credits each. A computer science class could count as a math credit and an agricultural sciences course could count as a science credit.

The measure also would give schools flexibility to award math and science credits to students who are in career and technical education programs.

The proposal comes as the state's school districts are implementing more rigorous academic requirements and it would also bring Wisconsin more in line with neighboring states.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Friday, November 15, 2013 --- 2:38 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Requirements for high school math and science classes would increase under a measure passed by the state Assembly.

The proposal cleared the Senate earlier this week and now heads to Gov. Scott Walker after the Assembly passed it early Friday morning.

It would increase the math and science requirement for graduation from two to three credits each. A computer science class could count as a math credit and an agricultural sciences course could count as a science credit.

The measure also would give schools flexibility to award math and science credits to students who are in career and technical education programs.

The proposal comes as the state's school districts are implementing more rigorous academic requirements and it would also bring Wisconsin more in line with neighboring states.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, November 14, 2013 --- 6:19 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Requirements for high school math and science classes would increase under a measure slated to pass the state Assembly.

The proposal cleared the Senate earlier this week and will head to Gov. Scott Walker once it passes the Assembly on Thursday as expected.

It increases the math and science requirement for graduation from two to three credits each. A computer science class could count as a math credit and an agricultural sciences course could count as a science credit.

The measure also gives schools flexibility to award math and science credits to students who are in career and technical education programs.

The proposal comes as the state's school districts are implementing more rigorous academic requirements and it would also bring Wisconsin more in line with neighboring states.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, November 12, 2013 --- 2:32 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin high school students would be required to take three credits each of math and science, instead of two, under a proposal approved by the state Senate.

The bipartisan bill passed on a voice vote Tuesday comes as the state's school districts are implementing more rigorous academic requirements under the Common Core State Standards. The higher requirement would also bring Wisconsin more in line with neighboring states.

The proposal allows for a computer science class to count as a math credit and an agricultural sciences course as a science credit.

The measure also gives schools flexibility to award math and science credits to students who are in career and technical education programs.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 --- 6:26 a.m.

Wisconsin high school students would be required to take three credits each of math and science, instead of two, under a proposal headed for a vote in the state Senate.

The bipartisan bill up for a vote Tuesday comes as the state's school districts are implementing more rigorous academic requirements under the Common Core State Standards. The higher requirement would also bring Wisconsin more in line with neighboring states.

The proposal allows for a computer science class to count as a math credit and an agricultural sciences course as a science credit.

The measure also gives schools flexibility to award math and science credits to students who are in career and technical education programs.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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