Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Walcott Announce That January Regents Exams Will Take Place, Thanks to Private Donor Funding

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott today announced that they have secured $1.5 million in private funding that will allow students across the state to take the New York State Education Department Regents Exams in January 2012. Previously, the New York State Education Department said that it would not offer the January exams for high school students beginning in 2012, after the Board of Regents voted to eliminate them due to budget cuts.

All you needed were 6 New Yorkers to donate $250,000 each to prevent cuts to January Regents exams. Kudos to the mayor and the chancellor for coming to the realization of the importance of January Regents exams and how they affect the students who need the most help.

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