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New law lets thousands get what they missed in high school: a diploma

Math had always been difficult for Maggie Helms.

Beginning in middle school she needed all kinds of tutors and special help three to four times a week to keep up with her school work. But despite her efforts, she was unable to pass the math portion of a state graduation exam. When time came for Helms to graduate with her friends from Sequoyah High School in Cherokee County, she didn't receive a diploma.

School officials let her walk across the stage and shake hands with the principal, like any other graduate, but her diploma case was empty.

Now, thanks to a change in Georgia law, she and thousands of others can get their diploma after all.

Read more: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-education/new-law-lets-thousands-get-what-they-missed-in-hig/nmHNk/#eb674e87.257099.735736

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