You might remember back in March when we reported on a student in the Baltimore City School District who was supposed to graduate in June but learned he was being moved all the way back to the ninth grade. He’d passed three classes in four years of school and had a 0.13 grade point average — which put him 62nd in his class of 120 students … nearly in the top half.
Now we’re learning that Baltimore city schools are adopting a new grading system that will allow tens of thousands of students up to the next grade level despite them having failed classes.
Baltimore City Public Schools announced a new grading policy Tuesday that will allow the district to move tens of thousands of students who have failed at least one class up to the next grade level https://t.co/8ArUMxso0H
— CNN (@CNN) May 27, 2021