School ranking system doesn’t make the grade

Being No. 1 in the class doesn't hold as much clout as it used to

High schools across the nation traditionally have ranked students in their class according to their academic grade point average. Some local high schools, however, are moving away from the practice of student rankings.
At a recent Las Virgenes Unified School District meeting, board members wrangled with the issue and discussed dropping the time honored practice.
Apparently in schools where there is a preponderance of high achieving students, even a grade point average of...

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