On Thursday, state officials announced that the regents exams scheduled for January were canceled.
New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta said that it was the best decision given the circumstances across the state.
“In the interest of safety, equity and fairness, canceling the January Regents exams is the right choice,” he said. “We applaud Interim Commissioner Rosa, the Board of Regents and the State Education Department for putting students first with changes to state exam requirements that still allow them to achieve a diploma without being penalized during this pandemic.”
Lifting the expectations on testing means that students, faculty, and schools will have one layer of stress removed.
The state is working on new requirements to ensure that students are given necessary credits to move forward in their education.