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Tougher graduation requirements: BOE may add classes

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's future high school students might need to hit the books a little harder. A Board of Education committee voted to increase graduation requirements.

Beginning in 2018, students would need to take additional math, science and writing classes, and complete a senior project.

It's part of the DOE's application to receive more than $70 million in federal funding.

The unions will review the plan before the full board votes.

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