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  • How should NYC grade students during coronavirus pandemic? City, advocates clash over expected policy

    Apr 27, 2020

    04.24.2020 | Chalkbeat NY | But parent leaders and other advocates are already pushing back, saying the policy under consideration, which continues with letter grades in high school, does not go far enough to address the challenges posed by an unprecedented public health crisis.

    “To adhere to traditional grading at this moment would only serve to perpetuate the real impacts of pandemic-related stress, racial and economic disparities, and the fact that most teachers were not and still are not adequately prepared to provide high-quality instruction remotely,” states one letter, signed by three dozen parent leaders and scores of other advocacy groups. Read article