Senate roundup: Education measures advance

BY BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Senate panel on Monday passed a bill that would give students an option when they are denied a high school diploma for failing to pass end-of-instruction exams.

The Senate Education Committee passed Senate Bill 226 by Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, by a vote of 7-0.

The measure would allow students who can’t pass four of seven end-of-instruction exams to get a diploma to re-enroll in the district and receive remediation, Ford said.

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