New York State educators re-evaluate important graduation requirements


ALBANY, N.Y – New York State education officials are looking at different options when it comes to Regents exams and high school diploma requirements.

NewsChannel 34’s Corina Cappabianca has more on what they’re considering.

When it comes to high school graduation requirements, the state Board of Regents Chancellor says:

((Betty Rosa, Board of Regents Chancellor))
The conversation about preparing students to be college, career and civic, we are looking at everything.

Currently high school students must pass Regents exams for diploma requirements.

Chancellor Rosa says the board is looking to create new options.

((Betty Rosa, Board of Regents Chancellor))
16:37:00 We’re looking to create multiple pathways. We’re looking to create multiple pathways in terms of assessments.

We’re going to go through a process that allows us to hear from individuals across the state as to what they’re perspectives are… things that we should be looking at and the board has committed to establishing a blue ribbon committee so that we can be bringing in together experts and individuals across the state and from the national level if needed to help us think this through.

Coming up with the recommendations is a two-year process.
In Albany, Corina Cappabianca

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