Minnesota could join other states in requiring high school students to pass a civics test before getting a diploma. A new bill at the Capitol would add the U.S. citizenship exam on civics to graduation requirements starting with the 2016-2017 school year. North Dakota and Arizona have already enacted similar laws.
A coming revamp of tests for adults seeking a high school diploma equivalent has many scrambling to complete their test work for fear of having to start over. The General Educational Development diploma program is getting an update come January. The St. Cloud Times reported Thursday that it means adults hoping to obtain the certificate must earn it by year’s end or start with a new, more rigorous computerized test.
The family of former Gopher football player Gary Tinsley said Thursday morning it is planning to attend the University of Minnesota graduation ceremony.
Finals are around the corner for many college students across the state. In addition to studying for their education, they’re worried about paying for it.