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Baltimore student GPAs to get boost under new policy

Baltimore student GPAs to get boost under new policy

Thousands of Baltimore high school students will see a boost in grade point averages this fall as the district rolls out a policy change that gives students more credit for taking rigorous courses. The change comes in response to a 2014 revelation — brought to light by students from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute — that city students were earning fewer points toward weighted grade-point averages for honors and Advanced Placement classes than their peers in other school districts across Maryland. That put them at a competitive disadvantage for college acceptance and scholarships. School board members said last year that they were stunned to learn of the disparity and vowed...

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