Content standards collide with P.E. alternatives

California high school students who participate alternative extra-curricular athletic activities may be excused by their local districts from having to take regular physical education courses required for graduation -  but there is growing concern that these pupils, while physically active, are not receiving the educational content required under state-mandated P.E. standards.

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Competency-based tests gain ground as a readiness measure

With roughly a third of all high school graduates in the U.S. stymied from enrolling in college, educators nationwide continue to grapple with how to better align secondary academics with university entrance requirements with some states experimenting with alternatives to coursework and seat time.

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