Baltimore students who failed classes this year will still pass, school board says
Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises made the announcement during a virtual Tuesday board meeting.
"As we approach the end of the 2020-2021 school year, we all recognize that students have experienced incredibly significant challenges and interruptions in their learning," Santelises said. "With that in mind, the district has developed a fair and straightforward process for evaluating and recording students' progress in the current school year."
Santelises added that the district has taken advice from faculty, families, students, support staff, school leaders and others during virtual group meetings since February.
Community and school members have been evaluating grading methods that reflect the "unique circumstances" that "Black people have faced."