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Los Angeles schools extend no-fail policy amid pandemic

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Posted at 8:45 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 23:45:05-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School district says any failing grades from this pandemic-marred semester will be deferred until at least Jan. 29 — giving students additional time to avoid receiving an F in their classes.

The Los Angeles Times reports the decision extends a modified version of the district’s “no fail” policy of the 2020 spring semester, when schools first closed after the virus outbreak began.

The nation’s second-largest school district said it wants to avoid penalizing students who may be struggling during the public health emergency.