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Topic: Fw: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents
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Kevin Connolly

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From: Elmira, NY
Registered: 4/6/05
RE: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents
Posted: Mar 7, 2010 10:22 PM
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How many schools out there are on a block schedule? The elimination of a January Regents would definitely be a drawback to keeping our current semester setup.

Kevin M. Connolly
Math teacher - Elmira Free Academy
951 Hoffman Street
Elmira, NY 14905
From: [] On Behalf Of []
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents

The line that scares me the most is that they want to eliminate Jan and Aug exams.
Picture your students who try over and over to get that minimum score on the IA exam. Now they have to wait a whole year to try and pass again. Not a great plan! Our lives are going to be miserable b/c of this one line!!
Liz Waite

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sat, Mar 6, 2010 10:28 am
Subject: RE: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents

Not all of our courses result in a Regents Exam. Students in those courses take
a departmental final exam.

Cheryl Cohen
Math Department Chairperson
Island Trees High School

-----Original Message-----
From:<> on behalf of<>
Sent: Fri 3/5/2010 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents

Just because I am naturally curious, I would like to hear feedback on how math
departments would handle things if regents, with the exception of algebra 1,
were eliminated. Would there be finals created by each teacher independently?
Would a final for all the students in a grade be prepared by the math
department? What would happen to geometry and algebra 2/trig? Would it become
up to the schools to create a math curriculum? Does that mean we can bring back
business math? Answers and thoughts, please.

Sharon :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Westendorf, Neal <<>>
Sent: Fri, Mar 5, 2010 3:46 pm
Subject: RE: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents

We have heard that this was in the wind. Look at theregents exams being
considered for elimination. That would make a hugedifference in how NY high
schools operate.

Neal, Taconic Hills<> [<>]
OnBehalf Of<>
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents

WOW! Lot's of proposed changes...and I'm wondering if thisisn't the death knoll
of regents. Maybe that wouldn't be the worst thingin the world.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Fri, Mar 5, 2010 11:33 am
Subject: Fw: URGENT-read about proposed changes in Regents

In case you didn't know, see forwarded emailbelow. These cuts would have a
huge impact.

-Tom Kenyon
CRCS Mathematics/Physics<>


Original message was


Ann and I just learned of the following Regents item and thought you shouldknow
about its posting. Please visit
more information.

Thank you,

Will Jaacks
Associate in Science Education
Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Instructional Technology
Room 320 EB
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Ph: (518) 474-5922
Fax: (518) 473-4884<>

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