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Illinois Board of Education Chairman Zeroes In On Third Grade

“The one goal is to make sure that every student in the state of Illinois is reading at or above grade level by the time they finish third grade.”


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Worden Man Jailed For Indecent Exposure

Police: Matthew Read was flashing out window of his apartment.



Repeating Grades: More States Holding Back Struggling Readers

Thirty-two states have passed legislation designed to improve third-grade literacy, according to the Education Commission of the States. Retention is part of the policies in 14 states, with some offering more leeway than others.


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