The State Board of Regents is expanding diploma options for students with disabilities:
After urging by downstate Senator Todd Kaminsky, the Regents will allow school district superintendents to permit students that have passed regents-level classes to graduate, regardless of how well they did on Regents exams.
It’s called an alternative pathway.
Kaminsky says students that could not pass the five required Regents exams, despite having good grades in class, were unable to obtain a meaningful diploma, and that hurt their chances in college, the military and with many employers.
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