Governor sets reading goal for third-graders

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said she was “disappointed, frustrated and … impatient” by the fact that only one-third of Rhode Island third graders currently are reading on grade level. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said she was “disappointed, frustrated and … impatient” by the fact that only one-third of Rhode Island third graders currently are reading on grade level. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Wednesday that the state will put in place a series of initiatives before the end of the year, which will improve the development of skills in a child’s first eight years, including reaching the goal of 75 percent of third graders reading at grade level or higher by…

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