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Your Kid's Campus Will Get a Letter Grade Next School Year

Nathan Bernier, KUT News

Texas schools and school districts will be labeled from A to F starting next school year.

The new system will replace the current labels that range from academically unacceptable to exemplary. Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams explained his decision today to the state’s Senate Education Committee.

“You can be academically unacceptable and just be barely short of the line," Williams said. "But when you have a system that has five differentiating grades, you can give much clearer, I think, information to taxpayers, to parents, even kids about where their school stands.”

Senate Education Committee chairman Dan Patrick had already filed a billthat would have made the change to letter grades, but Williams said he believed he had the authority to make the change on his own. 

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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