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Bill offers special needs kids opt-out of Common Core testing

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Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, introduced legislation calling for special needs students to have the option to opt out of Common Core-based testing. The bill would enable parents or legal guardians of children with special needs to opt out of Common Core and other standardized testing in New York. “One of the greatest flaws with the implementation of Common Core in New York has been disregard of the challenges faced by children with special needs,” Tkaczyk ...

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