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House Debates High School Dropout Proposal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kansas House members are preparing to take up a bill designed to inform high school dropouts about other means of continuing their education once they leave school.

The legislation would require 16- and 17-year-old dropouts to be given information about alternatives to a traditional high school diploma, such as a general educational development credential, or
GED.

The proposal originally required those quitting school to enroll in a GED or other alternative program. But a House committee amended the bill so that students must be informed of their options during their final counseling session before dropping out.

There was no opposition to the amended proposal.


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