Louisiana lawmakers revamp state’s career-track diploma

Article By: Melinda Deslatte | May 21, 2014 | Originally Posted on shreveporttimes.com

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s career-track diploma law has been rewritten to require public high school students who aren’t college-bound to get job skills certifications to earn a diploma.

The proposal by Rep. Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, received final passage Tuesday with a 98-0 House vote agreeing to minor Senate changes. House Bill 944 heads next to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who supported it as a way to better align Louisiana’s educational training to its work force needs.

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