Two bills dealing with higher education scholarships and the organization of the state’s education department were given final approval Tuesday. Both head to Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s desk for his signature or veto.

Senate Bill 202 by Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, would make changes to the grading scale for the state’s higher education scholarship program called TOPS. Under the bill, high grades received in advanced placement, International Baccalaureate or college-level courses would garner the student extra points.

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