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Kansas Schools Poised to Allow Real-World Training to Count Toward Graduation Requirements

Students work on projects during an art class at Topeka West High School. Education leaders in Kansas say classroom time shouldn't be the only way to earn credits toward a high school diploma. (Photo by Chris Neal, Kansas News Service)

A group in charge of evaluating Kansas graduation requirements says classroom time is a poor yardstick for measuring learning. It's arguing for ways to let local school districts sub in real-world experiences and other metrics more calibrated to the 21st century.


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