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Regents expand diploma options for students with disabilities

On Board Online • July 4, 2016

By Cathy Woodruff
Senior Writer

The Board of Regents approved an expansion of local diploma opportunities for students with disabilities with an emergency regulation change in June, acting just in time for some students hoping to graduate with their classmates this year.

The new "superintendent review" option is tailored for students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and who have passed their Regents-level courses but have not been able to pass all five of the related Regents exams. To be eligible, students still will need to pass the English language arts and mathematics Regents exams, however.

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