West Virginia Agency Wants to Trim Graduation Requirements

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Board of Education is once again trying to reduce high school graduation requirements.

News outlets report the board voted Wednesday to open two proposals to public comment until Jan. 24.

One such proposal involves lessening the number of social studies credits required to graduate.

It would essentially require students study all of U.S. history in one course instead of two. T

he policy was previously proposed and abandoned after officials said public comments were overwhelming against the change.

The other proposal requires middle schools to offer career exploration opportunities, including courses, field trips, mentors and guest speakers.