TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida is releasing A to F grades for many of the state's public schools.
But the grades being released Friday underwent a last-minute change that will limit the number of schools that get F grades.
Earlier this month, the State Board of Education voted by a 4-3 margin to tweak the formula in such a way that as many as 150 schools will likely avoiding getting an F grade.
The decision to change the grading standards was done over the protest of some officials who said the move would confuse parents and mask the true performance of many schools.
Each year the state hands out A-to-F grades that are used to reward top schools and sanction those that get failing marks. Grades will be released for elementary and middle schools.
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