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Students In Evansville Get To Erase First Four Weeks Of Current Grading Period

By KJ Mullins     Apr 1, 2008 in World
A computer glitch wiped out a month of grades from students at four schools in Evansville, Indiana. While it may be a welcome bonus to struggling students those who were achieving have lost their grades as well.
Three high schools and one middle school in the community will not be issued report cards because of the malfunction. The final two weeks of the current six week period will instead be used with the final six weeks of school. Students will therefore have only the final report cards this year.
School Bus
School Bus
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Some of the teachers had already printed out grades prior to spring break but most were waiting until they had finished their mid-year vacation week.
The school district said that IBM engineers have figured out that the cause of the malfunction was an unfortunate and very rare combination of hardware problems and backup configuration settings.
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