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Opinion: End the grading system in K-12 schools

Opinion: End the grading system in K-12 schools

Dating back to 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece, grades were never once used. Yet, it still spawned the greatest thinkers and writers of all time. Instead of applying grades, they used formative assessment to evaluate if a pupil understood the material being taught....

Opinion: School grades are overrated

Opinion: School grades are overrated

Educated people throughout history like Thomas Jefferson, Aristotle and many others were not given “grades” in school. Now, in a world where college acceptance rates are shrinking, good grades are more vital than ever. What used to be a major accomplishment is now a...

Opinion: Tests should be given after breaks

Opinion: Tests should be given after breaks

Most students feel anxious about tests because they’re often hard and account for the majority of grades. There’s nothing worse than being unprepared for one, which is why tests should be given after break. Taking tests after a break allows students to rest and come...

How teachers prevent cheating during distance learning

How teachers prevent cheating during distance learning

Cheating isn’t new among most students. Distance learning means there are even more opportunities to cheat, making it an even more serious concern for some teachers because they cannot monitor what their students are doing all the time. Tools, such as cheat sheets or...

Opinion: To be perfect, or not to be perfect

Opinion: To be perfect, or not to be perfect

I had impeccable report cards in elementary and maintained straight A’s throughout all of middle school. Exceeding standards was what I had done my whole life, and I intended to continue doing so in high school. My final fall semester grade in freshman English Honors...

Opinion: End the grading system in K-12 schools

Opinion: Grades are the devil of education

Sometimes you get shortchanged. Sometimes you get scammed. Sometimes you get deceived. And when grades meet education, it’s easy to feel as if you’re cheated of genuine, meaningful learning. Exams, homework, participation, projects are all condensed into one grade,...