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School grade changes bill passes, but with exceptions

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Schools will now face a tougher grading system, with the Florida Board of Education’s decision to change standards passed yesterday. A last minute change excepts special needs schools, although special needs students in public schools will be included. Ocala’s Hillcrest School Principal Lori Manresa says she hopes the decision sticks.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Manresasb2.mp3]

She says these students, especially, need to be considered by more than just their test scores.

Depth:   By Stephanie Denardo:  Emotions are running high after the Board of Education approved new grading changes. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports:

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WRAPGradingChanges.mp3]

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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