Mississippi's State Board of Education has officially removed geometry as a high school graduation requirement.
The proposal has been in the works for several months now. Students will instead be required to take algebra one and another higher math.
The change was made to bring Mississippi into compliance with the federal "No Child Left Behind."
The federal law requires that students be tested at the highest level of math required.
The problem, according to State School Superintendent, is that Mississippi students are tested at Algebra One, but geometry is the highest level of math required.
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