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New year means longer grading periods in Monroe elementary schools

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MONROE, Louisiana — Monroe City Schools' new nine-week grading policy for elementary schools has some school officials worried that parents may be caught by surprise when grades come out on Oct 23.

Elementary schools in Monroe City will join junior high schools and high schools on the nine-week grading schedule for the first time this school year to standardize grading across the district.

J.S. Clark Magnet School program coordinator Susan Cole tells The News-Star (http://tnsne.ws/1BmSukD) teachers fear some parents won't realize their students are in academic trouble until its nearly too late to correct it.

Cook said the longer grading periods make it easier for parents because report cards for students in all grade levels will come home at the same time.


Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com

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