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Afternoon Announcements: States Pushing for Third Grade Reading Proficiency

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November 15, 2013 03:00 pm

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Under the changed process for No Child Left Behind waiver renewals that the US Department of Education announced this week, states will not have to come up with plans to distribute effective teachers to poor and minority children. Politics K-12

This new interactive map shows the nation’s “Super Zips” – the areas that rank highest on income and college education. The largest concentration of the super zips are near Washington, DC. The Washington Post

“When it comes to educating our children, the state of Idaho has had commitment issues,” David Adler writes in an op-ed arguing for increased investment in education. Idaho Statesman

A recent study found that students who can’t read by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. And other reasons why states are pushing for third grade reading proficiency. Stateline

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