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Does SMASH belong on state list of low-performing schools?

When Jessica Rishe gives tours of Santa Monica Alternative School House to prospective parents, she regularly explains that students don’t receive grades. There are narrative report cards, family conferences and end-of-unit celebrations, the principal tells them, but no traditional performance metrics. It’s a major differentiating variable for SMASH, a K-8 campus in the Santa Monica-Malibu […]

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