New diploma option for struggling students


A collaborative agreement between Cheney Public Schools and Community Colleges of Spokane will now provide an avenue for students ages 16-21 struggling in high school or dropping out to earn a diploma while also making inroads towards attending college.

The school board approved the agreement at its first meeting of the month last Wednesday to initiate the Gateway to College Initiative Program with both community colleges and the Institute for Extended Learning. Under the agreement, which runs Sept. 23, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2016, the school district and IEL will be responsible for identifying,...

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