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Edmonton school board says it will review marking after 'Zero Hero' teacher

June 26, 2012 - 6:54 PM

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Public School Board says it will review how students are graded after a teacher was suspended for refusing to stop handing out zeros to students who didn't complete their work.

The board has voted unanimously to launch the review, which will begin after the summer break.

High school physics teacher Lynden Dorval is at the centre of the controversy.

His school, Ross Sheppard, has a policy of giving students an incomplete for assignments not handed in or tests missed, but Dorval refused to follow it.

Students started a petition to get him reinstated with some calling him the "Zero Hero."

Dorval figures his career is in limbo until the review is over, because he won't teach again unless he can give out zeros on merit.

(CHED)

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