This school district gets it! By refusing to accept zeros and demanding that students complete assignments and re-do them until they are acceptable reinforces the concept that students can (and will) learn and no longer gives the teachers the option of "giving up" on students. I just hope that teachers will not give in and start giving students the minimum 60 on the grading scale to avoid the work of honestly and effectively evaluating student progress.
As a professional school counselor (I'll expand that later), I am shocked at each grading period to see students with grades in the single digits and teens. Such grades are a recipe for growing drop-0uts.
No-Zero Grading Policy In Lowndes County Schools Require Retesting Opportunities For Failing Students (UPDATED):
I pray the teachers in Lowndes get the message being sent by their administration that all students are expected to be successful and that it is their job to move students toward success.