“Parent-Leaders for Accelerated Curriculum and Education, or PLACE, suggested the city keep letter grades for students but drop their lowest grade from this school year’s three marking periods.
Chien Kwok, PTA co-president at PS 111 in Manhattan and a member of PLACE’s executive board, said parents PLACE surveyed overwhelmingly “prefer to have recognition of the effort while protecting their students.”
“Our proposal, it protects both the kids during this difficult time because we let them drop and if they’re doing better now, they can drop a worse grade … some kids rise up to the challenge, we shouldn’t discount that,” Kwok said. “We know kids are suffering, families are suffering but we also want to recognize when they are thriving and trying. But this blows it up.”
Link to full article on Politico: https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2020/04/28/city-grading-policy-for-remote-learning-gets-mixed-reviews-1280612