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Some parents opt-out kids from Pa. school tests

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When students at Pittsburgh's Linden Elementary School sit down to take the PSSAs starting Monday, Kathy Newman's third-grader will be sitting out. Instead of poring over the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams with his peers, 9-year-old Jacob will be reading in the library or helping out in his younger sibling's classroom. Newman has exercised the rarely used...

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