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Carmen Farina Says Special Needs Students and New Immigrants Can Opt Out of Statewide Tests
Farina Says It's OK for Some Parents to Opt Out of Statewide Tests
by Amy Zimmer, March 25, 2016
BROOKLYN — Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said it's OK for some parents to opt out of statewide tests in English and Math, which runs counter to her public stance against the growing opt-out movement, DNAinfo New York has learned.
One was for children with special needs who have mandated services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The other was for newly arrived immigrants.