Maine is close to enacting a law that would make it easier for students to attain a high school diploma after going through a disruption to their education.
The proposal, from Democratic Sen. Nate Libby, would change state law to help such students build a portfolio for high school graduation.
Libby said such disruptions can include living in foster care, experiencing homelessness or relocating schools.
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The Maine Department of Education testified in favor of the proposal, which the Maine Senate sent to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in early July.