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Missouri's public universities are accepting unaccredited high school graduates - for now.

Date: September 27, 2011
By: Ashley Massow
State Capitol Bureau

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The Director of the Council on Public Higher Education says public universities are only accepting unaccredited high school graduates temporarily.
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Wrap: After Kansas city schools lost accredidation last week, The Director of the Council on Public Higher Education says students shouldn't worry - yet.

The Director, Brian Long, says some public state universities will waive the admission requirement of graduation from an accredited school district for now.

Actuality:  ADMISS1.WAV
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Description: "As long as these high schools continue to work with our state department of elementary and secondary education and regain accredidation... the graduates from those high schools should not be negatively impacted."
The state universities waived this requirement based on grounds that that school districts will continue to work with the state to improve their status with the Board of Education.
 
From Jefferson City, I'm Ashley Massow.

 

Intro: 
The Director of the Council on Public Higher Education says public universities will accept high school graduates from unaccredited school districts - for now.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Last week Kansas city joined St. Louis City and Riverview Gardens as an unaccredited school district, but The Director of the Council on Public Higher Education says students shouldn't worry quite yet.

The Director, Brian Long, says public universities will temporarily waive the admission requirement of graduating from an accredited high school, but only if the school districts work with the state to improve.

Actuality:  ADMISS2.WAV
Run Time:  00:14
Description: "When those schools are no longer working with the department of elementary and secondary education... in that case, students from those schools would face a real dilemma. And happily we have not arrived at that date."

Long says he hopes school districts will continue to improve and work with the state so Missouri graduates continue to meet admission requirements.

From Jefferson City, I'm Ashley Massow.


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