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Louisiana education leaders look to improve child literacy

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Published: Nov. 28, 2020 at 5:24 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s education leaders are working on plans aimed at improving reading skills for the state’s youngest students.

The Advocate reports that students from kindergarten through second grade have long been absent from Louisiana’s accountability system. The state’s focus on improving public schools has long centered on third graders and older.

State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley wants to give K-2 students more attention. Thousands of the state’s youngest students are unable to read on grade level. A recent report earlier this year said only 43% of kindergarten students were reading on grade level and 54% of first graders.MONROE, La. (KNOE) -

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