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Math/Science bill passes legislature

Math/Science bill passes legislature

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Requirements for high school math and science classes would increase under a measure passed by the state Assembly.

The proposal cleared the Senate earlier this week and now heads to Gov. Scott Walker after the Assembly passed it early Friday morning.

It would increase the math and science requirement for graduation from two to three credits each. A computer science class could count as a math credit and an agricultural sciences course could count as a science credit.

The measure also would give schools flexibility to award math and science credits to students who are in career and technical education programs.

The proposal comes as the state's school districts are implementing more rigorous academic requirements and it would also bring Wisconsin more in line with neighboring states.

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