(POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello-Chubbuck School District is implementing a new grading policy for elementary school students. Administrators have decided to get rid of the A to F grading scale and instead issue report cards stating whether or not kids are meeting academic standards. They say the old scale was sometimes hard on the self-esteem of younger kids and didn’t clearly illustrate academic progress. The policy, which has been approved by the school board, will start this school year.
John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN