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A Step Closer to A to F Grades for Virginia Students

by Associated Press posted Feb 4 2013 6:53PM
 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The House of Delegates has passed legislation that would assign letter grades to public schools in Virginia just as teachers grade students from A to F.
     The bill, a conspicuous piece of Gov. Bob McDonnell's education reforms, won final House passage Monday on a bipartisan 54-40 vote with six delegates not voting. 
     A similar bill easily won Senate committee backing last week and is due for a final floor vote Tuesday.
     The Senate also voted 40-0 to pass McDonnell's bill revamping teacher evaluation and grievance procedures. The House passed the bill last week.
     Also Monday, the House gave preliminary approval to a McDonnell-backed proposal to create an Opportunity Educational Institution to take over failing schools. An 11-member board would oversee efforts to restore the schools to full accreditation. 
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02/04/2013 6:53PM
A Step Closer to A to F Grades for Virginia Students
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