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D.C. Explores Widening the Road to Earning a High School Diploma

As D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson embarks on a plan to “rethink high schools” and improve graduation rates in 2015, she is pushing for new regulations that would move District schools away from a century-old measure of academic progress: seat time.

Alternative paths would allow students to get a diploma faster or, in some cases, without having to spend time in a traditional high school.