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Summary: HB 2201 would require the State Board of Education to choose six advanced career and technology courses by September 1, 2014 that would satisfy the fourth math credit for high school graduation. Also, the legislation would require the Commissioner of Education to provide the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, and the Committee Chair for the public education committee an update on the progress of incorporation advanced career and technology courses for public school core curriculum by January 1, 2015.
Analysis: HB 2201 would provide a preferential option to parents and students to expand the students' ability to learn, meet a high school graduation requirement, and prepare for college. This would neither expand nor contract the size, scope, or cost of state government. Because this legislation offers greater choice and flexibility, we support HB 2201.