Einstein School Given Alternative School Rating and Is Not in Danger of Closing
GAINESVILLE - The Einstein School in Gainesville was afraid a failing grade would force them to close...but now they are exempt from Florida's grade book.
The school was granted an "alternative school rating"... given to schools serving at-risk children.
The kids are considered at-risk because they are lower achievers.
The school will now receive a "declining," "mainting," or "improving" score...based on the gains their kids have made over the year.
Christine Aurelio, Einstein School Principal: "we typically have high learning gains we just don't have high scores because the students that score high are not accepted to come here and probably aren't applying to come here and when they are doing well we move them back to the public school system or the private system."
Because of the 'F' letter grade that the school received last summer...they did lose some fudning.
With their new rating.. they hope to earn some of that money back next year.
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