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Mississippi Legislators Attempt to Ensure Parents Get Graded

The Mississippi House has passed a bill that requires teachers in low-performing school districts to offer a grade describing the parental involvement of each student’s family.

Parents look over options for athletic/ extra-curricular activities during a parent information session for the new Great Hearts Monte Vista Charter School to open in San Antonio at Temple Beth-El, October 29, 2013.

The Mississippi House has passed a bill that requires teachers in low-performing school districts to offer a grade describing the parental involvement of each student’s family. Ratings would be limited to “unsatisfactory,” “needs improvement,” or “satisfactory.” But a last-minute amendment to the bill, penned by a fellow House member, has the bill author crying foul. (The Hechinger Report)

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