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These students will have an easier time passing high school

These students will have an easier time passing high school

Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign emergency legislation to allow certain California high school seniors to graduate this year without passing an exit exam.     About 5,000 students in the class of 2015 faced the lack of a diploma, and possible problems getting jobs or attending college, after the state superintendent of public instruction cancelled this summer’s exam, having decided the test was not in step with the new curriculum based on Common Core.   “Students who’ve been accepted into college should not be prevented from starting class this fall because of a test cancellation they could not control,” said Brown spokeswoman Deborah Hoffman. She said...

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