As school lets out for the summer and teachers prepare report cards, a debate is simmering in Fairfax County over what it takes to get an A. Some parents are worried that a tough grading scale makes their kids less competitive for college admissions. We explore how local high schools grade their students and how colleges interpret those grades.


  • Marcy Newberger Co-founder, Fairgrade
  • Pat Murphy Assistant Superintendent, Department of Accountability, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Barmak Nassirian Associate Executive Director, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

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