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States Are Ratcheting Up Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders

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States Are Ratcheting Up Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders

NPR - Alexandra Starr

Changes in education policy often emanate from the federal government. But one policy that has spread across the country came not from Washington, D.C., but from Florida. "Mandatory retention" requires that third-graders who do not show sufficient proficiency in reading repeat the grade. It was …

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