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Ann Arbor Schools Latest To Stop Giving Failing Grades During Pandemic

The Ann Arbor Public Schools is not awarding any poor or failing grades to its middle school and high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The school district said its policy is similar to what the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and other public school districts are doing.

Under the COVID-19 policy, students who received a “D” grade will earn credit for the class but not have the “D” grade impact their grade-point average. Students who earn an “E” grade (the lowest mark the district gives out) will not get credit for the class and their grade-point average will not be affected.

Student who get a failing grade are given the opportunity to improve the grade.

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