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Board Increases Graduation Requirements

Ann Arbor, MI – Starting with the graduating class of 2011, Ann Arbor school district students will need 22 credits to graduate. The school board voted Wednesday night to approve the new graduation requirements to meet and exceed state standards.
The board also voted to require students to take the Michigan Merit examination series of tests in order to graduate.
School board President Karen Cross says most Ann Arbor graduates already meet the expectations for a four-year college or university, but trustee Glenn Miller says he's concerned that requiring the Merit tests will put another hurdle in front of students who are struggling in school, and currently on the borderline of graduating.