Gov. Whitmer repeals A – F grades to schools
Written by Jesse Baroka on May 24, 2023
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation repealing a system that gave A-through-F grades to public schools each year. The grading system had received bipartisan pushback since it was pushed through in 2018. State education officials had called it overly simplistic and a duplicate of federal requirements. The state Department of Education is federally mandated to publish school index reports each year that assess schools graduation rates, student growth and other metrics on a scale of one to 100. Michigan also currently publishes an online “parent dashboard” that shows how schools fare.