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Education Committee Proposal Rolls Back 'Read by Grade 3' Provisions

An Assembly Education Committee bill rolls back a retention policy for Nevada third-graders who can’t read at the recommended level. 

The Nevada Independent reports that under Assembly Bill 409, students can still move up to fourth grade if they struggle with reading; however, teachers would have to keep tracking students’ progress and employ interventional teaching methods when necessary. 

Another education bill being considered today would allow some foster students to stay in their original schools after entering foster care in another district.  Assembly Bill 491 would comply with federal law dating back to 2015.

Nikole Robinson Carroll is KNPR's Morning Edition host. You can hear her every morning from 5am until 10am on News 889. She also produces segments for KNPR's State of Nevada.