“New “equitable grading practices,” which forbid teachers from giving “zeroes” to students who cheat or fail to turn in homework, are being tested in Portland Public Schools.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that this new grading system strives to overcome “racial disparities” and “inequities” in grading and instruction, which the district first started to consider during the pandemic. According to the outlet, the guidelines are expected to be fully implemented by 2025.”