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School’s grade shows effort

A school’s grade demonstrates the effort, or lack thereof, not only of the students and their parents but also of the teachers, administration and support staff toward making that school’s environment conducive to learning and excelling.

I am fortunate that my younger son’s school, Ponce de Leon Middle School, is an A school and an international-languages magnet. I never really had to choose [a school based on its grade.]

Elizabeth Gonzalez, Miami

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