How should N.Y. help failing students?

10/14/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Now that tougher exams have caused more students to fail state tests in New York, officials are considering relaxing a rule that requires districts to provide academic intervention for students who do not pass. Officials say the loosened policy will remove a financial strain on districts, and students who failed will still receive tutoring, counseling or other assistance.

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