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Effort to hold back poorly-reading D.C. third-graders stalls

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Confronted with unflinching and potent opposition, a D.C. councilman on Tuesday abandoned his "emergency" effort to require the city's third-grade students to prove their reading skills before they could move on to the fourth grade. "We have a crisis in the city," at-large Councilman Vincent Orange said. "If we continue doing the same thing over and over again, we're going to continue getting...

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