Feds Waive Standardized Testing Requirements

President Donald Trump announced Friday that the federal government would suspend standardized testing requirements during the coronavirus epidemic.

“With many schools closed due to the virus, the Department of Education will not enforce standardized testing requirements, very importantly, for students in elementary through high school for the current year," Trump said. "They've been through a lot. They've been going back and forth, schools open, schools not open ... We're not going to be enforcing that."

In a written announcement, Education Secretary of State Betsy DeVos said teachers and students could not be expected to focus on testing during these uncertain times.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order last week suspending standardized testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year pending approval from federal education officials. 

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