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Newark’s high school teachers struggle to be fair with grades

High school teachers in Newark have either been directed not to issue failing grades or to do so only as “a last resort during the pandemic,” writes Chalkbeat Newark’s Patrick Wall, who spoke with a handful of educators in New Jersey’s largest school district about how they’re handling their respective situations.

“The word has been that nobody should be failing if at all possible,” said Local 481’s Christopher Canik, a math teacher and an AFTNJ preK-12 vice president. Through supplemental efforts, among them offering extra credit via an online program, Canik helped most of his students to earn a passing grade in the previous quarter.

Read Wall’s full story here.