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Fairfax elementary schools abandoning letter grades

Published on: 
Sat, 09/24/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

There won’t be any more straight-A students next year in Fairfax County elementary schools. Thanks to a bold change in grading policy, there won’t be any more A’s at all — or, for that matter, B’s, C’s or D’s. The letter grades stamped on report cards across America, long symbols of academic success or failure, are vanishing from many schools in the Washington area and beyond.

Fairfax County To Adopt 'Standards-Based' Report Cards

Published on: 
Mon, 01/10/2011
Media Source: 
WAMU 88.5 FM Public Radio
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January 10, 2011 - Elementary students in Fairfax County Public Schools will always have to master their ABCs.

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