Frustrated with poor results, Colorado budget committee holds back $33 million for struggling readers

Chalkbeat: Faced with tens of thousands of students who lack basic literacy skills, Colorado’s influential budget committee is holding back $33 million used to teach struggling early readers in hopes that new legislation will yield better results than the money is currently getting.

The 2012 READ Act aimed to get students reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Schools must test reading from kindergarten through third grade, identify students with “significant reading deficiencies,” and develop individualized plans to help those students.

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