W-M opts for pass/fail foreign language learning


December 17, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

AT MONDAY evening's Wakefield Marenisco Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Jason Gustafson, right, shares a light moment with members while board President Brad Dalbec looks on.


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WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Marenisco Board of Education voted Monday night to begin a pass / fail system for foreign language courses, which the curriculum now requires as part of state requirements.

The unanimous vote followed an appeal by guidance counselor Mark Lane, who also leads online education at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School in Wakefield.

Lane explained that foreign language courses are available only through the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, and students find the program "difficult."

While referring to 22 eighth graders...

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