COLUMBUS, Ind. — A plan that would rewrite the state’s requirements to graduate from high school has received the first of two needed approvals.

The proposed changes include three main requirements for graduation:

  • Having students earn a diploma based on credit requirements from the state.
  • Learning and demonstrating employability skills through project-based, work-based or service-based learning experience.
  • Requiring students to earn or meet requirements for a range of other assessments, such as the state’s Honors diploma, ACT or SAT exams, an apprenticeship or dual-credit courses.

Please read Friday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or