Alternative Diploma Bill Passes House Unanimously, Awaits Governor’s Signature

A bill creating an alternative diploma for special needs students in Kentucky is just a signature away from becoming law. Senator Dennis Parrett’s bill soared through the General Assembly. It passed the state Senate 36-0 last week and cleared the House 100-0 Tuesday. Currently, special needs students only receive a certificate upon graduating high school. […]

Kentucky Lawmaker Seeks to Change Diploma System for Special Education

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio A Kentucky lawmaker is trying to change the way the school system recognizes achievements of special needs students. Special education programs identify possible therapies and establish individual instructional goals for students. But when many of those students finish high school, they don’t graduate with a diploma, but a certificate […]