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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin approves rules for new school grading

Oklahoman Published: May 2, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has approved a plan by the Oklahoma Department of Education's to set up an A-through-F grading system for the state's public schools, even as the proposal faces growing resistance from school officials and legislators.

Fallin signed the new rules Wednesday. The same day, however, a House committee voted 9-1 to disapprove the new rules, setting up a possible showdown between the governor and the GOP-controlled Legislature.

The resolution disapproving of the new rules heads to the full House for a vote. If it passes the House and Senate, the rules Fallin signed would be scuttled.

School officials and lawmakers say they're concerned about the way the grades are determined and a lack of input in the rule-making process.