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Michigan Legislature Requires A-Through-F Grades For Schools

Riddle Elementary School classroom
McKenna Ross
WKAR File Photo

The Republican-led Michigan Legislature has narrowly approved a bill to evaluate public schools with letter grades.

The legislation cleared the Senate 21-17 Tuesday night, in the final days of a lame-duck session.


The measure eked through the House last week and will go to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature following a procedural step.


The state Department of Education would be tasked with giving each public school an A, B, C, D or F in five categories by September 2019 and each year after.


Schools would not be given a cumulative letter grade.

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