Louisiana’s top school board wants to cancel school accountability grades this year

Louisiana’s top school board wants to cancel school accountability grades this year

Louisiana’s top school board wants to cancel school accountability grades this year The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has voted to cancel public-school letter grades for the 2020-21 school year, which State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley called a “sensitive issue.” Speaking to BESE members in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, Brumley said school grades have been debated for many years, including the past few months. “I want to acknowledge the board for helping to thread the needle on accountability for 2020-21," Brumley said. "I know there are a lot of different views on how we needed to handle that, and I think we came to a place of compromise that seemingly works.” BESE is the administrative body governing all Louisiana K-12 public schools. Tasked with enacting policies affecting …
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