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Texas House OKs giving A-through-F letter grades to schools

Austin American-Statesman - Texas public school campuses would receive A-through-F letter grades based on a new performance rating system under a widely supported-turned-divisive bill the Texas House is expected to approve Friday.

The lower chamber preliminarily approved House Bill 2804 late Thursday on a 98-44 party-line vote following vocal objections from Democrats and one Republican who argued the A-F provision would stigmatize struggling schools and make it difficult to attract good teachers.

...State Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, who filed the A-F bill in the Senate, argued in March that an “F” grade under the proposed rating system wouldn’t stigmatize schools any more than being labeled “unacceptable” would under a 2013 law.

That year, the Legislature approved an A-F ranking system for school districts only, which is set to take effect next year. Under that law, individual campuses will be designated as exemplary, recognized, acceptable or unacceptable.

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