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San Diego Schools Aim To Fight Racism By No Longer Penalizing Late Assignments Or Behavior

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The San Diego Unified School District approved an overhaul of its grading system to combat racism, moving to not penalizing students on late assignments or behavior in their overall academic grade.

“If we’re actually going to be an anti-racist school district, we have to confront practices like this that have gone on for years and years,” SDUSD Vice President Richard Barrera said.

“I think this reflects a reality that students have described to us, and it’s a change that’s a long time coming.”

The school board voted unanimously last week to make the changes, which include teachers not taking into account whether a student turned in assignments on time or their classroom behavior for an academic grade. Instead, those topics will work toward their “citizenship grade,” according to a local NBC affiliate.

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