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NYC schools reveal a new grading policy for the rest of the academic year

Here's the plan.

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Danielle Valente

On Tuesday April 28, Mayor Bill de Blasio provided an update on the new grading system for NYC schools since remote learning has been in place since March 23. 

He began the press conference by addressing grades K–5: Elementary schools will replace traditional grades with one of two evaluations, "meets standards" or "needs improvement." Middle schools will have one of three evaluations: "Meets standards," "needs improvement" or "course in progress." 

The policy changes for high school students. They will receive traditional grades, and those who do not meet the requirements will be automatically enrolled in the necessary courses this summer, according to the press conference. 

"We don't have to see the same boundaries we often did in the past," Mayor de Blasio said, "We're going to help students into the spring, into the summer if they need it and into the fall." 

We will update parents on summer learning—as well as the plan for the rest of the academic year—as soon as information becomes available. 

We will continue to monitor the story as it develops. In the meantime, the NYC DOE remote learning survey is due on May 1 and iPad requests are now available. 

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