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D.C. bill would prevent fourth-grade illiteracy

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A D.C. lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday to prevent students from progressing to the fourth grade until they can read at or above a third-grade level. The measure, sponsored by at-large Councilman Vincent Orange, would require students to take an "Annual Skills and Reading Diagnostic Assessment" at the end of each year, kindergarten through the third grade. If a student is not reading...

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