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State education leaders to DeVos: Cancel testing requirements for 2020-21

Michigan’s education leaders are asking for federal approval to halt mandatory student exams for the 2020-21 school year.

“The long absence from in-person instruction will present challenges for many students as they return to class,” Casandra Ulbrich, president of the state school board, said in a statement Wednesday. “The focus should be on tending to children’s immediate needs: physical, socioemotional, and academic.”