Redesigning The Indiana Diploma: Coming to a School Near You with a photo collage of Michelle Higgs testifying at the State Board of Education public hearing, the opening slide "Rethinking High School: The Future of the Indiana Diploma" and the IDOE website image "Redesigning the Indiana Diploma" showing a classroom and apple in the background

Education - My Personal Stake in the Proposed New Diploma Requirements

By michelle

[In less than 24 hours, I rearranged my schedule so I could attend the public hearing of the State Board of Education as they presented the first draft of their proposed high school graduation requirements and listened to public comments. As the parent of an incoming 7th grader who will be directly impacted by these decisions, I definitely had some questions and concerns.  Seeing several glaring gaps in infrastructure, with further demands on our most underfunded schools, and lack of acknowledgment for the unique needs of rural schools (e.g.