Argyle Intermediate School teacher Brenda Williams, third from left, shows off a $1,000 check from the H-E-B grocery company. She won the prize after being named a finalist for the company’s Leadership Elementary Award.
WASHINGTON — Getting through college isn’t easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.
The Denton school district has made a controversial (or, as the school board called it: courageous and brave) move regarding grading policies to take effect next year. The new policy throws deadlines out the window by allowing students to turn in late work at any time and retake tests over and over. It also does away with the six-week grading periods, replacing them with nine-week periods.