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Gov. Walker signs bill allowing 7th, 8th graders to earn high school credit

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WEST BEND, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker says students who can pass high school algebra in seventh or eighth grade would have more flexibility to take advanced courses later on.

The Republican Walker signed a bill into law Friday that would let 7th and 8th graders get high school credits for nine through 12th grade courses.

The study materials, the tests, and the teachers would have to be the same as those in the high school classrooms. Students would also have to show potential competence in completing those advanced classes.

Walker signed the bill at a middle school in West Bend. Two Republican lawmakers from that city sponsored the measure -- Senator Glenn Grothman, and Representative Pat Strachota.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)