H.B. 5 passes, slashes standardized tests

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Updated: 3/26/2013 8:51 pm
A sweeping package of public education overhauls passed through the House Tuesday after nine hours of debate. 

That bill, House Bill 5, slices the number of standardized tests high school students have to pass to graduate down from 15 to five. The bill also allows students to get a diploma without having to take Algebra II or other advanced math and science classes. 

The bill will now make its way to the Senate. 

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