ALBANY - The state Senate Committee on Higher Education held a hearing in Albany this afternoon focused on putting an end to cheating on college entrance examinations.

The hearings come after 20 current and former high school students in Nassau County were accused in an SAT cheating scandal. Some of the students allegedly paid up to $3,500 to have someone else take the test for them.

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