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The New York State Education Department, recognizing the urgent need to establish a means by which high-school students could be graded in the important basic areas of reading, writing, and mathematics, in 1978 developed the Regents competency tests.
A young schoolteacher punished four rowdy students by keeping them after school. They reacted by stoning her to death.
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