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In promotion ban rollback, some students to get another chance

6.1.2012 | Gotham Schools | Critics of the social promotion ban have said they have seen some students stuck in a grade, unable to advance because of the state tests. Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children, said today that those students often become discouraged and are unlikely to advance. “We ended up seeing students held back repeatedly that weren’t really getting extra help,” she said. Read article