NY State Ed Cancels June Regents Exams

State Board of Regents Chancellor Dr. Betty Rosa announced today that New York’s high school Regents exams scheduled for June will be canceled.

Dr. Betty Rosa, Chancellor of the NYS Bd of Regents.

Also, the Board of Regents today adopted emergency regulations to ease the burdens and provide important flexibility for educators, students, professionals and others to address interruptions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series of amendments address numerous issues resulting from the interruptions districts, institutions of higher education and licensed professionals are experiencing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has put a tremendous burden on many New Yorkers and our schools and children are no exception,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “The regulations passed by the Board today will allow schools, students and professionals much-needed flexibility while they adapt to this rapidly evolving situation.”

“At a time when we as New Yorkers are coming together in our efforts to safely endure the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that we look for ways to ease hardships this situation may be causing on those around us,” State Education Department Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe said. “These regulatory amendments make the changes necessary to allow our schools, institutions of higher education and our professions need to continue to operate effectively during this public health crisis.”

School districts across the state, including the city’s Department of Education, will receive updated guidance on how to determine graduation eligibility.

The amendments also implements Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order permitting public school districts, public schools and charter schools to operate for less than 180 days without a reduction in State Aid due to schools being closed. during the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal government has provided New York with a one-year waiver from provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act. The state Education Department says the commissioner will not conduct a review of school and district performance using the 2019-2020 school year data.

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