Aug 16, 2006

A cure for failing at school

Lower the passing grade.
School officials say the impetus behind the change was not to boost graduation numbers but to address a problem that has hindered seniors in city schools who were seeking admission to college.

The officials also justified the change as a way to put the city's grading system in line with those of other school districts across the state where the passing grade is also 60, according to a transcript of the June 13 meeting.

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