Pittsburgh officials urge compliance with minimum-score policies

09/23/2008 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Pittsburgh policy that sets the minimum score students can receive at 50% -- notwithstanding the actual percent earned -- gives learners a chance to catch up while still holding students accountable, say district and union officials. But some teachers and parents fear the policy poorly prepares students for college and work by giving students leeway to hand in inferior work.

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