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Newfoundland students mailed last year's grades

Education department blames communication failure

Call it academic deja vu. Almost 12,000 high school students in Newfoundland and Labrador got their grades in the mail this week — except they were for last year. That’s nearly two-thirds of all high school students in the province.

The Education Department blames a processing error and is apologizing for any confusion or inconvenience. Final marks for 2009-10 will be mailed in the coming week. The error is being blamed on a communications failure when the transcripts were sent out for mailing without department approval. The department says communication protocols are being reviewed to ensure there isn’t another repeat performance.

The Canadian Press

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