Lawmakers Delay High-Stakes Reading Test for 3rd Graders
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – After COVID-19 disrupted two school years, Alabama lawmakers on Monday voted to delay an upcoming state requirement for third-graders to pass a reading test before moving up to the fourth grade. The House of Representatives on Monday voted 68-27 for the bill by Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, that would delay the promotion requirement, now set to take effect next year, by two years. The bill now goes to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey.
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