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2017 House Bill 4316: Eliminate foreign language from graduation standards
Introduced by Rep. Curt VanderWall (R) on March 7, 2017
To allow a student to get a high school diploma without meeting the current two-credit language requirement by instead taking a computer class or one in “visual or performing arts (with all these in a new category dubbed “21st century skills” by the bill's sponsors).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee on March 7, 2017
Reported in the House on March 28, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on April 18, 2017
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on April 18, 2017