NEW YORK STATE — The New York State Education Department announced today that it is cancelling the January 2021 Regents Examination due to the coronavirus. The exam will not count towards students' diplomas.
The Regents Exams are administered three times a year, in January, June and August, and are the final exams that middle and high school students take in various subjects. Passing Regents exams is required to receive a high school diploma in New York state.
All of the tests scheduled for January have been canceled, the Education Department said. No decision has yet been made about the June or August exams.
The Regents will meet in December to finalize changes in diploma requirements.
Class grades matter, particularlyif there are no Regents exams in high schools. The UFT Contract says teacher grades are to be respected. Let the principal change them if the school is a diploma factory. He/she must notify you of the reason for the change in writing. It is in Article 8D of the Contract.
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