Brown signs high school exit test waiver, allowing 5,000 to graduate
Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 725 into law, allowing close to 5,000 high school seniors across the state to graduate without passing a now-cancelled high school exit exam. The governor signed the bill without comment, his office said. Brown’s signature brings to a close a problem that began in May, when the California Department of...
By Elizabeth Weise | August 26, 2015
CA Senate passes test waiver bill, now goes to Gov. Brown
The California state Senate voted 37 to 0 yesterday to approve SB-725, which exempts 2015 seniors from passing the California High School Exit Exam, allowing them to receive their diplomas immediately. The state Assembly passed the bill last week, 77 to 1. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown to sign into law. Because it...
By Elizabeth Weise | August 25, 2015
State Assembly passes exit exam waiver, bill heading to Senate
In an emergency vote yesterday, the state Assembly passed a bill that exempts 2015 high school seniors from passing the California High School Exit Exam, enabling them to graduate. The bill now goes to the Senate, which will take it up Monday as the body is not in session today. If it passes there, it will...
By Elizabeth Weise | August 21, 2015
Assembly panel approves bill to exempt students missing key test
The California Assembly Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a bill that eliminates a graduation requirement that has prevented as many as 5,000 high school seniors from graduating through no fault of their own. SB 725 will eliminate the requirement that class of 2015 seniors pass the California High School Exit Exam, known as the CAHSEE. The...
By Elizabeth Weise | August 20, 2015
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CA lawmakers retooling bill to help CAHSEE-less students graduate
State politicians and educators are scrambling to cope with the fallout after the abrupt cancelation of an exam by the California Department of Education left over 5,000 high school students across the state — 492 of them in LA Unified –unable to graduate, despite having completed all other necessary course work. The California High School...
By Elizabeth Weise | August 19, 2015