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School Grading "Safety Net" will Remain in Place

Florida is going to keep in place a controversial safety net provision for the state's school grading system.

The State Board of Education voted by a 4-2 margin on Tuesday to keep in place a rule that would limit a school's A-to-F grade from dropping more than one letter at a time.

The rule when first proposed earlier this year was called ``temporary.''

But state education officials argue that the safety net provision is needed until the state completely transitions to new standards. Those new standards _ which have come under fire from conservative groups _ take effect during the 2014-15 school year.

Some board members criticized the decision to keep the safety net in place until school grades are handed out in the summer of 2016.

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