Mich. could replace colors with letters in new grading system

10/27/2013 | Detroit News, The

Two months after Michigan adopted a color-coded system for grading its schools, some officials already are looking to replace the system with one that issues letter grades. Supporters say the letter grades, in place in about 15 states, would provide greater transparency and clarity. "Nobody knows what a lime green means, but everybody knows what an A means," said House Education Committee Chairwoman Lisa Posthumus Lyons.

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