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Report-Card Pickup Is Well-Attended

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Under a new school-system policy, report cards for the first and third of the school year's four marking periods will be given only to parents. The policy is intended to increase parents' involvement in the education of their children.

The school system used in-service time and asked teachers to volunteer extra hours so that open houses could be held during the afternoon and evening of one of two designated days in November. Parents who could not get to the school on the designated days were permitted to pick up report cards at a later date.

In the elementary schools, parents were given charts listing instructional objectives for each grade, and principals explained revisions in the promotion policy and report cards, which now give marks for both achievement and effort.

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