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N.Y. to reduce standardized tests as criticism grows

October 28, 2013
By MICHAEL GORMLEY , Associated Press

ALBANY - Some standardized tests in New York public schools will be eliminated, state Education Commissioner John King has told superintendents in a surprising announcement that cites "a variety of pressures" that may have hurt instruction. The move comes after years of criticism from teachers, parents and other detractors, some of whom said it still fell short.



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