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No report cards for students until January

Students in public schools will not receive report cards until next year, according to the Department of Education.

A government spokeswoman said: “In response to feedback from key stakeholder groups inclusive of the Bermuda Union of Teachers and school principals, the Department of Education advises parents that we will not disseminate report cards in December 2018.

“The next steps in relation to the reporting of grades and the implementation of standards-based grading will be communicated to parents in January 2019, after we finalise with stakeholder groups, the way forward for both of these critical matters.

“The Department of Education remains committed to working collaboratively with principals, schools and the BUT to improve the outcomes of students in the Bermuda public school system.”

The announcement comes after weeks of conflict between the Government and teachers over issues, including the introduction of standards-based grading.

Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education, said teachers had “refused” to enter grades, but the BUT said they had not been properly trained in the new system.

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Published December 18, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated December 18, 2018 at 8:00 am)

No report cards for students until January

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