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Monday, February 17, 2014

Students Rarely Repeat Grades in Anglophone South

Premier David Alward and provincial NDP leader Dominic Cardy disagree over whether there's a no fail policy at schools in the province. Cardy says there is and it should be done away with but the Premier says there isn't. 

The Superintendent of the Anglophone South School District Zoe Watson tells CHSJ News rarely is a student held back but when it does happen, it's a major decision involving principals as well as parents while others advance even though they may not have passed.

Watson says there's plenty of research that shows having students repeat grades is not in their best interests but there's growing concern in the province about the literacy skills of high school grads being subpar.