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It’s official: NYC relaxes grading policies in wake of massive shift to remote learning

04.28.2020 | Chalkbeat NY | Advocates for Children, which provides legal and other services to families navigating the school system, said it’s most likely that the students marked as needing improvement are those who are already struggling and are lacking the same level of support, such as students in temporary housing, overcrowded apartments, and those with disabilities or who are still learning English.

“We are deeply concerned about the impact this policy will have on students who — through no fault of their own — have been unable to engage in remote learning,” said Kim Sweet, executive director of the organization. “They should not be punished for falling behind simply because their family cannot afford a computer, high-speed internet access, or the other resources necessary to rapidly transition to online schooling.” Read article