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D.c. Explores Widening The Road To Earning A High School Diploma – The Washington Post

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.

“Right now we can only give credit for the time you sit in a classroom,” Henderson said. “That is insane.”