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School grade changes bill passes, but with exceptions


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.


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:


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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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