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Apr 22, 2014 8:50 PM by Nikai Salcido

Bill encourages 8th graders to go to high school

STATE CAPITOL - Rep. Catherine Miranda's bill, HB 2501, would prevent school district governing boards from requesting signed certificates of promotion from the county school superintendent while still allowing schools to conduct ceremonies to honor the students being promoted from eighth grade.

"Certificates and diplomas should be reserved for graduations," Miranda said. "We want our students to have higher expectations for themselves and think toward high school and college graduation."

The Arizona House passed the bill in February, and it now goes to Governor Jan Brewer for consideration.

A full copy of the bill is available, just click here.

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