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Algebra II No Longer Required for Graduation

Algebra II No Longer Required for Graduation

Texas students will have two new, rigorous math courses in place of Algebra II.

In a vote of 14-1, the State Board of Education (SBOE) voted to repeal Algebra II as a required course for high school graduation. Two math courses will be offered at alternative classes: statistics and algebraic reasoning.

The alternative classes will be designed by Texas schools with input from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) according to The Texas Tribune. With the new curriculum changes of HB5, only students graduating with a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) endorsement are required to take Algebra II. All other students with endorsements of business and industry, public services, arts and humanities and multidisciplinary studies will have the option to take the alternative math classes.

Read the entire story via The Texas Tribune.

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