During the 2014 legislative session, the Excellent Schools Now (ESN) Coalition worked to pass the College and Career Ready Diploma (SB 6552). This law authorized the State Board of Education to implement their recommended 24-credit high school graduation requirements beginning with the class of 2019.
To implement the updated graduation requirements, the State Board of Education drafted proposed rules. After a public comment period, public forum in Olympia on June 6, and a public hearing in Spokane on July 9, the State Board of Education approved rules for implementation.
Among the rules approved, the State Board voted to uphold the academic rigor of the diploma. The 2-credit waiver for students with unusual circumstances is restricted to non-core subjects.
The Excellent Schools Now (ESN) Coalition is beginning the process to determine its 2015 policy priorities. Below is the timeline for the process. The ESN Steering Committee policy team is leading the priority selection process.
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