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Photo: Courtesy of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Photo: Courtesy of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Why some North Country parents want kids to boycott state tests

Students in grades three through eight across New York sat down Tuesday for the first of six days of state standardized tests in English and math. But not every student showed up to take the tests.

The parents of some children who oppose the state's increased use of standardized testing are refusing to let their kids take the assessments. The boycott is also tied to tougher education standards the state is implementing this year.  Go to full article

Education Chief Scraps Regents Math Test

The state education commissioner says that high school seniors who failed the Regents math exam can graduate anyway. Commissioner Richard Mills says mistakes were made in a exam that had a failure rate of as high as 90% in some schools. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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