Summary:

The San Diego Unified School District is overhauling the way it grades students. Board members say the changes are part of a larger effort to combat racism. According to data presented by the district, under the old grading system, teachers fail minority students more than White students.

Teachers can no longer consider non-material factors when grading. Things like turning work in on time and classroom behavior. The board will also review potential student disparities stemming from its zero-tolerance disciplinary policy on cheating.

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Submitted: Oct 18, 2020