PODCAST: Calls intensify to end Ohio’s high-stakes third-grade reading standard

(PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE) – Education officials, teachers, and policy experts are calling for the end of mandatory retention tied to Ohio’s Third-Grade Reading Guarantee, as research suggests it fails to produce meaningful academic gains. Comments from Karen Carney, elementary and middle-school teacher, Campbell City Schools; Dr. Paul Thomas, professor, English and secondary education, Furman University; and Scott DiMauro, president, Ohio Education Association.

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