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Board Of Regents Approves New Graduation Options
New Pathways Will Better Prepare Students for College and
and Improve New York's Economic Competitiveness
The New York State Board of Regents today approved new
options for students to meet the State’s high school graduation requirements.
The new regulations establish multiple, comparably rigorous pathways to
graduation, including pathways in Career and Technical Education (CTE);
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); the Arts; Biliteracy
(languages other than English); and the Humanities.
The new regulations also
establish a two-year Global History and Geography course requirement and modify
the design of the Global History and Geography Regents Exam. Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch said the
goals of the new options are to improve the state’s 74.9 percent graduation
rate, increase the percentage of students who graduate prepared for college and
careers (currently 37.2 percent), and help prepare more students for success in
the 21st century economy. Read more.....