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A panel of state appellate court judges on Monday struck down the requirement that students must pass state exams in Algebra I and 10th grade English, saying that the rules — which were put into place in 2016, to take effect with the class of 2020 — don’t match a state law that requires students to pass just a single test in 11th grade in order to graduate.

The ruling will not take effect for 30 days, giving the state Department of Education time to appeal to the state Supreme Court if it wants, the judges wrote. If the decision holds, though, it will allow students to graduate without having passed the controversial exams, said Jessica Levin, attorney for the Education Law Center, which filed the legal challenge along with the ACLU and civil rights groups.

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