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New York Regents Approve Career-Focused Diploma Requirements

Monday, October 20, 2014

New York high schoolers will be able to swap out a history test required for graduation for an exam of their choice, in subjects such as information technology or culinary arts.
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Regents Weigh New Routes to a High School Diploma

Monday, September 15, 2014

High school students may finally be allowed to swap out one of the five Regents exams required for graduation for an alternative test that meets their interests or area of study.
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Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies Surprises Danielle With A Graduation Ceremony at WNYC

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

Radio Rookies hosted a surprise "graduation" ceremony for 2014 high school graduate Danielle Motindabeka at WNYC. Current and past Radio Rookies from as far back as 2004 came to celebrate along with New York Public Radio staff. 

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Radio Rookie Danielle Finds Out Her Regents Exam Results

Thursday, June 26, 2014

WNYC

Radio Rookie Danielle Motindabeka reported this week that she was taking the US History Regents exam for the fourth and final time. It's the one thing standing in the way of her getting her high school diploma. Danielle went to find out her results.

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Tougher Regents Squeeze Students Struggling to Graduate

Friday, January 31, 2014

Many students at West Brooklyn High School take the Regents exams multiple times. And there are more than a few who come to school solely to prep for the tests. The higher score requirement increases the pressure on students already facing an uphill battle to graduate.

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State Looking to Reduce Number of Tests

Friday, October 25, 2013

Under pressure to relieve schools of testing overload, New York's top education official said he would eliminate one test for some 8th graders and look to cut more so that teachers can focus on teaching, not test prep.

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Former Stuyvesant Principal Showed "Lack of Judgment" in Cheating Scandal

Friday, August 30, 2013

A Department of Education investigation of the 2012 cheating scandal at Stuyvesant high school found the former principal showed "an extreme lack of judgment" in how he handled the case.

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Students Re-Take Regents Exam After City Loses Box of Essays

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A box of student essays, written as part of the Regents English exam, went missing shortly after the Department of Education took it for scanning and scoring by an outside contractor. On a rainy August Wednesday, about 80 11th graders returned to school to re-take the test.

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Fury Continues over Regents Scoring Problems

Friday, June 21, 2013

It's been a frustrating week for the city's high school teachers and principals because of delays scoring the state Regents exams. The city said a new system was supposed to make scoring faster and easier, but there were software problems. Meanwhile, some students will attend graduation ceremonies not knowing whether they have passed all of their exams.

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Regents Scores Delayed by Computer Glitch

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"I'm there. I'm ready to work and nothing is coming through," said Sean McManamon, one of the teachers encountering delays in the city's new electronic scoring system. With teachers working overtime this weekend, education officials predict all the Regents exams will be scored by Monday.

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City Juggles Competing Goals for Vocational Overhaul

Friday, May 24, 2013

One student at Queens Vocational and Technical High School has his sights set on passing the Algebra Regents exam with a high enough score to get into the plumbers' union. Another wants to use her cosmetology certificate to start a side business while she pursues college. Listen to our report on the evolving role of career and technical education schools in the city.

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Students: Progress Reports Do Not Tell the Whole Story

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Students, who have perhaps the greatest interest in how their schools perform, are also thinking critically about how the Department of Education grades high schools each year. A group of students taking part in a youth leadership program examined the reports and compared them to the realities they know of their own schools.

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More Suspensions in Stuyvesant Cheating Scandal

Monday, September 10, 2012

A total of 66 students will be suspended, following the cheating scandal last June at the highly competitive Stuyvesant High School. Today all students will receive an "academic honesty" policy that they and their families must sign.

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Summer School Begins for Students and Teachers

Monday, July 09, 2012

Summer school started Monday for New York City students needing the extra instruction to advance to the next grade. City officials acknowledge that summer school has a negative connotation, and they are hoping to change aspects of the program starting next summer, officials said.

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71 Stuyvesant Students Accused of Cheating on Regents

Monday, July 09, 2012

Officials have identified 71 students who they said were involved in cheating during the administering of Regents exams at Stuyvesant High School last month, schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott disclosed on Monday during a radio interview. In all of those cases, the exam results will be invalidated and the students involved will have to retake the tests.

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To Encourage Good Habits, Test Early and Often in High School

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

While some parents and educators are saying schools tests too much, one principal wants to test his students more, namely he wants his 9th graders to take the Regents tests. Practice, he believes, makes perfect.

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Testing, Tutoring and Worrying Occupy City School Parents

Monday, April 16, 2012

Testing, striving and tutoring are very much in the news on this warm April day, the first back from spring break for public school students and staff. The New York Times has a report about the rise in tutoring for elementary school students, in preparation for the standardized exams, which begin this week. The results of the gifted and talented testing are in. And there is worry about graduation rates now that senior have to pass five Regents exams to earn their diplomas.

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Bravo for Common Core, but What About the Tests?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Many social studies teachers learning how to put the Common Core curriculum standards into their teaching welcome the chance to help students learn how to think critically and analyze, but they worry how this will affect their ability to prep students for the Regents.

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No Need to Fear the Common Core Standards

Friday, March 23, 2012

One principal worried that implementing the new common core standards would place another burden on students and teachers, who already have to contend with Regents and A.P. exams and other standardized tests. But instead, the principal at Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx has found that the new standards encourage ''teaching for understanding,'' which helps prepare students for all future learning.

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State Will Overhaul Its Handling of Test-Tampering Complaints

Friday, March 16, 2012

The state Education Department announced on Thursday that it would hire a team of investigators and lawyers to overhaul and modernize the state's handling of test tampering complaints. Among the recommendations: create a new test security unit made up of investigators and lawyers, take over investigations of serious claims of test tampering, increase penalties for school staff members who are found cheating and mandate that any person who learns of test tampering report it to the state.

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