Students May Get Chance to Skip Courses

HB 190 passed the State House today, and if it’s approved by the Senate it’ll allow students to challenge course content and skip classes if they can prove mastery of the course content.


The bill was sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton of Homer, who said: “Keeping students engaged in learning and challenging them with rigorous coursework benefits both the student and the districts. We shouldn’t have a barrier in place on achievement. If a student wants to strive, we should find ways to help them, and that’s what the bill does.”


HB 190 would leave it up to individual school districts to determine if a student demonstrates “mastery of course content.”


It now moves to the State Senate for consideration.

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