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From Our Files (Feb. 16, 2022)

 

February 16, 2022



Feb. 17, 1972

About 60 people crowded into the school district conference room for the school board meeting this week.

A number of parents voiced dissatisfaction with ungraded report cards from elementary and junior high schools. Most of the meeting involved discussions from parents, board members and school administrators of merits of various types of grading systems.

Parents said the ungraded cards – giving only S for “satisfactory,” and U for “needs improvement” – would remove students’ incentive to strive for higher grades, and it also gave the parents no idea what kind o...



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