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New EPSB grading policy passes first reading
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:26AM MST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:52PM MST
Updated marking rules passed their first reading before the Edmonton Public School Board Tuesday, in a move that could abolish the much-publicized ‘no-zero’ policy.
EPSB members voted unanimously Tuesday to make changes to their student assessment policy – which includes a provision to allow teachers at all schools to give any mark.
The move comes after the ‘no-zero’ policy made headlines after Ross Sheppard High School teacher Lynden Dorval was fired, for continuing to give students zeros – against school policy.
Now, the policy will have to go through six weeks of public consultations.
Embattled high school teacher Lynden Dorval addresses Edmonton Public School Board trustees, in a meeting called to address their controversial 'no-zero' policy. Tuesday, June 26.
Edmonton teacher Lynden Dorval was fired after defying the 'no-zero' policy.