FAIRFAX GRADING POLICY |  Some parents say the county's rigorous grading policy gives students in other systems an unfair advantage. School administrators were hesitant to change the rules.


Jason Portales, a student at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School in Fairfax Va. (By Tracy A. Woodward -- The Washington Post)

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The Fairfax County School Board voted unanimously late last night to abandon a strict grading policy it has long upheld as a hallmark of high standards, after a year of intense pressure from parents who have argued that the policy hurts students' chances for college admission or scholarships.
 
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