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States calling for cancellation of state exams

Multiple states are beginning to ask the federal government to waive annual testing requirements.

Michigan’s top education leader calls for canceling state exam requirement

Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat |

Michigan’s top education official, seeking to cancel standardized state exams this year, urged the federal government to waive requirements that students be tested annually. State Superintendent Michael Rice cited the pandemic when requesting the waiver in a letter Monday to the U.S. Department of Education.

New York education officials call for canceling state tests

Reeema Amin, Chalkbeat |

New York will ask the federal government to waive state tests for a second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic, state education officials announced Monday.

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