August 14, 2011

Thanks to Private Fundraising, New York Regents Exams Have Been Reinstated

Students will be able to take their Regents exams in January after all, thanks to $1.5 million in private donations -- but the future of January exams is still in doubt.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced that $1.5 million secured in private funding would allow the tests to take place across the state in January 2012. Earlier this year, the Board of Regents voted to eliminate the exams as a cost-cutting measure.

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Nothing has been said at this point about reinstating the foreign language exams, which were also eliminated in May of this year.

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