Rethinking the Regents exams in New York

Times Union: Taking "the Regents," one of the oldest academic exam systems in the country, has been a right of passage for high school students in New York for generations.

That may soon change as the state Board of Regents considers scrapping the high school Regents exam requirement as part of an effort to improve the state's graduation rates and better define the significance of a New York high school diploma.

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