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Student voices heard at protest over grades

Housatonic Valley Regional High School students staged a walkout on Thursday, Feb. 1, to protest a new grading system that began in the fall. They gathered on the oval in front of the school for about 35 minutes. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

FALLS VILLAGE — About 60 students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) got a lesson in social justice during a walk-out on Thursday morning, Feb. 1, in protest of the new grading system implemented at the start of the school year.

HVRHS Principal Jose Martinez said the protest occurred at 10:30 a.m. during the mid-morning “flex block.”

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