Students leave Lake Brantley High School after the final bell on Thursday, August 27, 2020. The Seminole County school district, like its counterparts across the state, opened schools for in-person classes this month.(Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel) (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)

Cancel A-to-F school grades this school year, Seminole superintendent tells state

Florida should scrap its A-to-F school grades this spring, removing “one layer of concern and anxiety” from public schools already overwhelmed by the unprecedented challenges of education in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Seminole County Superintendent Walt Griffin said.

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Florida education commissioner: Be ‘surgical, not sweeping’ in virus handling in schools

Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, who ordered Florida’s public schools to open this month, wants the state’s superintendents to be “surgical, not sweeping” if there are coronavirus cases on their campuses and to seek advice from the state before closing schools or classrooms.

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