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  • Group Asks State Leaders to Consider Alternate Pathways for Students to Graduate

    Jan 13, 2023

    12.22.2022 | WRCR | Student advocates in New York are asking state education officials for alternate pathways to graduation. The group “Coalition for Multiple Pathways to a Diploma” has a petition signed by 12-hundred New Yorkers urging state leaders to separate Regents exams from graduation requirements. A recent study from the Comprehensive Care Network for the State Department of Education and the Board of Regents examined multiple pathways to student graduation and found that exit exams don’t always lead to the best outcomes. Juliet Eisenstein is with the nonprofit “Advocates for Children of New York,” and she says the state should consider some other options for students instead.

    Should the state commit to any of these alternatives, Eisenstein says she wants to ensure students have access to the resources for these paths to graduation. She is confident a new system for graduation can be created after seeing how the pandemic has changed student learning. Listen to audio