Pedicone: Pueblo’s no-zero grading ‘crossed the line’

Tucson Unified School District officials are tossing out a “naive” Pueblo High plan to give students a minimum 50 points on every assignment, even in cases of cheating.

Calling a plan to institute “no-zero” grading at Pueblo Magnet High School “well-intentioned” but “naive,” TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone said Wednesday that the principal of the South Side school was told, “You can’t do that.”

The halt to the new grade scale was welcomed by a TUSD board member and at least one Pueblo teacher.

Pueblo’s Vivi Watt emailed teachers a new grading scale on Friday, telling them, “We will not be using zeros for any purpose.”

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