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How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education - The Hechinger Report

How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education - The Hechinger Report | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

NEWPORT, Maine — Algebra was not Kylee Elderkin’s favorite subject at the beginning of the school year. “I was a little behind,” said Kylee, 14. “I wouldn’t understand.” The Nokomis Regional High School ninth grader said she used to routinely miss key skills and do poorly on tests. 

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This high school program looks very interesting!

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Getting Credit for What You Know

Getting Credit for What You Know | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
College wasn’t right for Daniel Gamez when he first tried it as a recent high school graduate nearly two decades ago. The Texas economy was booming; he was in a hurry to start working.
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Sounds good, but do employers know what they want? And can the skills be quantified and measured easily?

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