Aug. 5—In a media briefing on Thursday, state schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal unveiled a new plan that would allow Washington students older than 16 to earn an elective credit toward graduation through any out-of-school work opportunity of their choosing.

According to statewide student surveys, Reykdal said, high school students are asking for more freedom in their work-school schedule balance and have reported a need to help financially support their families amid a time of economic turmoil.

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