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E Is for Fail
08/09/10 | Slate

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The Gentleman’s A
Spring 2004 | Education Next

In Slate, Brian Palmer looks at the history of letter grades for an explanation of why schools assign grades of A,B,C,D, and F—but not E. A study by David Figlio and Maurice Lucas that was published in Ed Next in 2004 found that elementary school students learn more from teachers who are tough graders.

Last updated August 11, 2010