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Senate approves giving middle schoolers a grade for high school credit

Senate approves giving middle schoolers a grade for high school credit

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
March 17, 2010
Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
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March 17, 2010

The Idaho Senate Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would give middle school students a grade on their high school transcript if they complete a high school-level class before starting ninth grade.  Currently, students can only get credit for the class, but a good grade can't help their grade point average.

“This bill is an encouragement of gifted students,” said Sen. Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls.  “It’s something we’re doing to encourage those students to take these courses early.”

Read IdahoReporter.com's first story on the proposal here.  The legislation now heads to the governor's desk.  The text of the legislation is available here.

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