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Ballou

Source: WUSA 9 / WUSA 9

Something is going on at one of D.C.’s Inner City High Schools that no Principal, Administrator, or School Official ever wants to hear about; that students are graduating when they are not supposed too.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and schools chancellor Antwan Wilson said Wednesday that they’re ordering a review of policies, and asking teachers to come forward, after a report alleged that dozens of students at a District high school graduated last year without meeting requirements.

Ballou

Source: WUSA 9 / WUSA 9

Chancellor Wilson said in a news conference, that one in five graduates of Ballou High School were absent more than present over the 181-day school year. One senior reportedly missed more than 150 days.
District policy says that any student who has more than 30 unexcused absences from a particular class receives no credit for that class.

Wilson said that documents provided by a DCPS worker, also says that some 12th-graders couldn’t read or write, and that as of April only 57 of the 164 seniors were on track to graduate in June. All 164 did graduate.