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Education Matters – Should schools scrap letter grades?

Topic: Should schools scrap letter grades?

Carroll Middle School in Raleigh is scrapping letter grades for a new approach that is gaining traction nationally known as competency based learning and grading. We talk to the school’s principal Elizabeth MacWilliams on why they are making the switch. We also meet the 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teacher of the Year with an unforgettable name, Freebird McKinney of Alamance County.

Guests:

Elizabeth MacWilliams, Principal, Carroll Middle School, Raleigh

Freebird McKinney, 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teacher of the Year

Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.