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DENTON - Remember when telling your teacher your dog ate your homework was a big problem? Well now, no problem! If you go to school in Denton ISD, that is.

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"Sometimes you might not have time to get to the homework and finish it," 7th grader, Calev Edwards said.

Thanks to a new policy, sixth through 12th graders can get credit for late homework-just as long as it's before the end of the grading period.

"I actually think that's a great idea," mother Dana Edwards said.

And if you bomb a test - don't worry! You can take another one!

"There are students who are very good at school and others who don't play very well at school, and I think it's going to be an advantage to both of those students," mentioned Scott Dean.

Dean is a dad and Denton ISD Math teacher who was on the board who gave the new policy an 'A plus.'

"In college," added Dean, "if you don't do well and you fail Calculus, well you're allowed to take it the next semester and try it again, and if you fail it a second time, you get to take it a third time."

"I think it's a good idea to let everyone re-take it because that way, they can concentrate on studying harder to pass it the second time," commented mother Angie Esparza.

"Of course kids are irresponsible, some of those haven't grown up yet and they sometimes need that reminder," Edwards added.

The school system says they're teaching students not to just accept a zero and to focus on mastering the content-even if it is a little tardy.

Everyone was not on board with this lesson plan.

"And it's not fair to the other students who work hard to be on time, and do well on your grades," 10th grader Morgan Churchill said. "Prepare for your tests. Be punctual with your work."

 


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