By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The state Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would put off for two more years the use of tests as part of public school graduation requirements in Pennsylvania.READ MORE: New Jersey Officials Recommending All Residents Wear Masks Indoors In Certain Situations
The bill to delay the use of Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement from 2017 until 2019 sailed through the Senate, getting full approval less than a week after it passed committee. When the Senate Education Committee advanced the bill last Tuesday, the ranking Democrat – Andy Dinniman of suburban Philadelphia – said there were several bills pending to deal with Keystone Exams, but said he supported this one because it had the best chance.READ MORE: Eviction Moratorium: What Happens To Renters When The CDC Ban Expires?
“The bill that will make it through the Senate the easiest and the quickest,” Dinniman said. “Whether you call it a moratorium or a delay is of little consequence. What is of consequence is that we will relieve what has proven to be a tremendous burden.”MORE NEWS: CBS3 EXCLUSIVE: SEPTA Surveillance Cameras Capture Security Guard Brutally Attacking Passenger
The bill goes to the House where it is unclear if it is on the same fast track it enjoyed in the Senate.