Washington Legislature passes graduation waiver measure

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved a bill that would waive some graduation requirements for individual students during a state of emergency. The measure is an effort to help some students who may have struggled during the last year of online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature. The bill is a more permanent extension of a measure passed last session, which allowed school districts to provide temporary waivers for students in the class of 2020 who were on track to graduate before the pandemic disrupted their learning.