District's grading proposal would give students more chances to succeed

Educators in North Carolina's Durham district are proposing changes that would make student grading more consistent districtwide and give struggling middle- and high-school students more chances to succeed. Under the proposal, students could make up incomplete work, would be disciplined for cheating instead of penalized with a bad grade, would be graded based on established standards -- not other students' work -- and middle-school students could earn high-school credit.

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