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N.Y. state Education Dept. cancels January high school Regents exams

11.05.2020 | NY Daily News | Advocates who have long pushed the state to ease the Regents-related graduation requirements — and who say the testing rules are especially problematic during the pandemic — applauded the decision to nix the January test and urged officials to cancel the June and August exams as well. 

“We remain extremely concerned about whether Regents exams can be safely and fairly administered at all this school year, and educators and young people need to be able to plan now for the year ahead,” said Ashley Grant, the director of the Postsecondary Readiness Project at Advocates for Children. Read article