Bill proposed to help boost New Mexico high school graduation rates

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – State Rep. Nate Gentry of Albuquerque has introduced a bill updating state high school graduation requirements.

Currently, students fill out “next-step plans” too keep them on track for graduation, but the new bill requires upperclassmen to apply to at least one college or prove they’re committed to an internship or military service after graduation.

The bill aims to get more kids into college, while boosting high school graduation rates from their low national ranking.

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