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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 02:12 PM   #361
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Wisconsin School District Abandons ‘A-F’ Grading Scale to Prevent Stress



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"Emerging". As in a turd? Yup. Definitely kinder than an "F"...
This stuff all works together. Have no useful way of evaluating students, then get rid of useful standardized testing for college, then give everyone free college, then bring the lessons of the new grading scales to college. Problem solved!

Everyone gets a post-secondary education and businesses will gradually shift to credentials with standardized testing to find the non-idiots. At some point they will notice that a bright 19 year old can ace the tests. College then becomes extended state-sponsored baby sitting for slow kids, giving mom and dad a much deserved break before their emerging adult moves into their basement.
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Old Mar 14th, 2020, 06:37 PM   #362
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Old Mar 15th, 2020, 07:35 PM   #363
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Classes cancelled across Alberta due to COVID 19 fears.
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Old Mar 15th, 2020, 07:38 PM   #364
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Old Mar 15th, 2020, 07:48 PM   #365
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Classes cancelled across Alberta due to COVID 19 fears.
Are they asking teachers to stay at home or do admin work?
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Old Mar 15th, 2020, 08:04 PM   #366
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Tomorrow was to be a PD day for my lovely bride's school division. The topic has just been changed to online ed. Sounds like this is an experimental thing for a couple weeks, see what everything looks like then.
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Our daughter is a vice principal and just left for work tonight to phone 400 parents to tell them that school will not be open tomorrow. Her and the principal. 200 calls each and they are expected to be at school in the morning at 7:00 a.m.
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Old Mar 16th, 2020, 07:59 AM   #368
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Tomorrow was to be a PD day for my lovely bride's school division. The topic has just been changed to online ed. Sounds like this is an experimental thing for a couple weeks, see what everything looks like then.
You can watch the briefing from the chief medical officer at this link
https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-i...ans.aspx#toc-2
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"That is why, effective immediately, the Emergency Management Cabinet Committee has approved my recommendation that students no longer attend classes in schools or post-secondary institutions until further notice.
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"To be clear, we are not closing schools. Teachers and other school staff should continue to come to their schools to plan potential alternatives for students, particularly those in grade 12.
Other provinces are doing daily briefings which should be available on the provincial healthcare website.
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You can watch the briefing from the chief medical officer at this link...
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Our daughter is a vice principal and just left for work tonight to phone 400 parents to tell them that school will not be open tomorrow. Her and the principal. 200 calls each and they are expected to be at school in the morning at 7:00 a.m.
They can give each other a wide berth in that big empty school!
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