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Parent grading bill headed to House floor

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(AP) - Parents would grade themselves on how involved they are in a student's school performance under legislation headed for a vote on the House floor.

The measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Antonio Parkinson of Memphis was approved Tuesday in the House Finance Committee on a voice vote. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the Senate Education Committee.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Louisiana is currently considering legislation to grade parent participation.

Utah passed legislation last month that creates an online survey where parents can evaluate their own involvement, but the school does not assign them a grade and it's voluntary.

Another proposal by Parkinson that would encourage school districts to develop a parental involvement contract has been sent to the governor for his consideration.

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