The Indiana Career Council has unveiled new proposed high school graduation standards which proponents say will help better prepare the state’s high school population for either college or the world of work.
The new standards would offer students three types of high school diplomas, one for students who want to go into the workforce, one for college and careers and a third for honors students.
The new diplomas would require more math and students would have to take a financial literacy class.
A copy of the proposal can be found here.
Indy Politics spoke with Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, State Rep. Ben Smaltz and Jaclyn Dowd of Workforce Once about the new proposed standards and the next step in implementation.
You can hear their comments in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.
If approved by the State Board of Education and General Assembly, the new standards would go into effect in 2018-19 for the class of 2022.