Putting Education Reform To The Test

Why Miami Jackson Senior High School Wants Its A

Miami Jackson Senior High wants an A grade.

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Miami Jackson Senior High wants an A grade.

Florida’s A through F system for school grades has been fraught with controversy.

Supporters say it’s a way of holding schools and districts accountable. Critics worry that the formula to calculate the grades doesn’t reflect how well schools really prepare children.

Now, in Miami-Dade County, one school has been told it probably won’t get the A it says it earned.

StateImpact Florida’s Sammy Mack spoke with the Miami Herald’s David Smiley about why Miami Jackson Senior High doesn’t want to accept a B:

You can find the full story in the Miami Herald later this week.


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