KS grad requirements updated after two decades.

(MSC News)--Kansas education leaders have approved the first update to high school graduation requirements in nearly two decades.

The Kansas News Service reports the State Board of Education on Wednesday voted 8-2 to pass the new requirements.

For the first time, graduates will need two credits earned outside the classroom, such as community service or work experience. The new requirements will include a half-credit each of health, communications and financial literacy.

The changes in graduation requirements takes effect with the Class of 2028, which will start high school this fall.

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