Massachusetts is raising the bar for a high school diploma. Beginning with the class of 2010, students must score higher than the current MCAS requirement to gain automatic graduation. Otherwise, they'll be required to take additional classes, and tests, to earn the diploma.
The state's Board of Education announced its new rules yesterday. WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness has details.
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