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Texas Senate Delays Debate on Graduation Overall

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    The head of the Texas Senate Education Committee says the chamber will debate his sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements.

    The Texas Senate isn't going to debate the sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements yet.

    Sen. Dan Patrick, the head of the chamber's Education Committee, had suggested that his Senate Bill 3 would be taken up Wednesday. But now it's off at least until next week.

    The proposal emphasizes "workforce development" and gives students more options in career and technical training, rather than only college readiness.

    It would create an eighth grade career exploratory course to help students choose the classes they want to take in high school. They would then pick academic paths focused either on preparing for college or on career and technical training in grades 9 through 12.

    The House passed a separate bill with a similar intent after lengthy debate Tuesday.