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Texas Releases New Graduation Toolkit for High School Students

The toolkit reviews the new graduation requirements taking effect this school year.

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Starting with this year’s freshman class, students in high school in Texas now have a lot more choices.

They have to pick a high school major. It’s called an endorsement.

They also have a new set of requirements to graduate high school, thanks to the education law known as House Bill 5.

To help students and their parents figure out the new rules for high school, the Texas Education Agency is releasing a graduation toolkit.

“It is critical for students and parents to be well informed on the changes to high school graduation plans so they can make thoughtful decisions early,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes in a statement.

The toolkit is posted online and explains many of the changes.

To check it out visit here



Laura Isensee

Laura Isensee

Education Reporter

Laura Isensee covers education for Houston Public Media, including K-12 and higher education. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Miami Herald and contributed to South Florida’s NPR affiliate. Her work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Clarín in Argentina. Laura has won awards for...

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