If Kentucky students return to the classroom this year they will not have to take the K-PREP test.

The U.S. Department of Education announced today it would allow all public schools nationwide to "bypass" standardized testing for the 2019-20 school year.

The Kentucky Department of Education has already asked for a waiver from the federal government that would grant schools permission to skip this year's K-PREP testing. The federal government said Friday it will grant such waivers.

Many feel this may be the first step in canceling school for the remainder of the year.

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