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Teacher test to have safety net

Regents to allow alternative to certification exam

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The state Board of Regents unanimously voted Tuesday to give soon-to-be teachers their initial certification even if they fail a newly required exam, but some local students and faculty members are questioning the action. Lynn Gelzheiser, interim dean of the School of Education at Union Graduate College, said the exam has a pass rate of more than 80 percent in the state, and at Union only one student out of 23 failed a portion of ...

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