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Pleasanton school board approves temporary grading policy

Original post made on Jan 11, 2021

The Pleasanton school board unanimously adopted a temporary grading policy at a special online meeting Thursday, allowing secondary students to receive "Credit" or "No Credit" marks instead of low letter grades on their first-semester.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, January 10, 2021, 5:27 PM

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Posted by Naveed Khan
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jan 11, 2021 at 4:20 pm

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PUSD is sending a wrong message. Grading standards across PUSD system have already been lowered, now giving NC or CR for F's and D's is sending is not going to enhance student learning. Remediation classes are a joke. They do not improve learning or student skills, rather a mere presence in them let students get a better grade. PUSD manipulating the system to show a better result for the school system rather than help students become more adaptable to on-line learning.


Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 11, 2021 at 11:28 pm

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How much longer are we going to endure this board’s failure? This isn’t about children’s interests, it’s about covering their butts and hiding behind a failing approach to education.


Posted by raven
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 17, 2021 at 5:13 pm

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Some things don’t change. They will manipulate to make them “look” better.
Remember the student survey, which when came back, showed how much alcohol and drug use was going on. Of course, that part of the survey was reissued to students. Cuz they didn’t like the numbers. A real slap to students telling the truth.
And why is the Teachers Union so quiet. ????


Posted by raven
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 17, 2021 at 5:15 pm

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Some things don’t change. They will manipulate to make them “look” better.
Remember the student survey, which when came back, showed how much alcohol and drug use was going on. Of course, that part of the survey was reissued to students. Cuz they didn’t like the numbers. A real slap to students telling the truth.
And why is the Teachers Union so quiet. ????


Posted by Real World
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jan 18, 2021 at 11:25 am

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I have an idea for the other folks that posted.

STOP!!!!!!

Just maybe you should stop and think about how the kids feel.

For our Seniors, the year has sucked what a poor experience. The others are suffering from endless zoom class and limited social interaction. I worry more about the mental health of our students than grades. I work for one of the major tech companies with 1000 employees under me and ex-US Army who led troops in combat. If I have learned one thing, it's your only as good as those around you's mental and physical health.

Instead of blaming everyone because there is no way everyone will be happy or worried that a kid gets "Credit" or "No Credit" marks instead of low letter grades, let make sure our kids get the support they need. Not all home situations are the same, and if this helps one kid make it and graduate, do you really think anyone is going to care that during the pandemic, they got "Credit" or "No Credit" marks instead of low letter grades.

Wake-up and join the real world.


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