Michigan lawmakers are continuing their debates about the future of algebra II in the state's high school graduation requirements.
The state Senate could vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow some math-related career and technical education courses to replace algebra II as a graduation requirement. The classes would have to be approved by state officials and could include electronics, machining, renewable energy or other programs.
A state House committee will hold a hearing on more controversial legislation that would create an alternative diploma and allow some students to skip algebra II.
Michigan already has changed state law to allow students to take algebra II over a two-year period in response to complaints that the requirement is too tough.