Three States to Focus on Flexibility in Awarding Credit

May 1, 2012

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced the selection of three states—Pennsylvania, Kentucky and New Hampshire—to receive grant funds and technical assistance to develop policies that increase the options for students to earn high school credits toward graduation.

Many states are expanding the measure of their education systems from fixed timelines that do not necessarily mean a student has mastered course material to educational outcomes, such as a student’s readiness for college and career training. Flexibility in awarding credit could be beneficial to re-engage students who have dropped out or are at risk, and states could reduce the cost of education.

National Governors Association

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