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Local News: Bill Designed to Combat Low Reading Scores Advanced

January 16, 2020

KTVA reported that Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Sen. Tom Begich on Jan. 15 announced they will advance a bill designed to combat low fourth grade reading scores that have beset the state for the last two years.

Dunleavy and Begich spoke of the pending legislation at Turnagain Elementary School, saying it will be introduced when lawmakers return to Juneau for the upcoming session.
“We have a moral imperative to ensure that our young people can read at a skill level, at a level that is going to help them advance through school, but also advance through life, give them hope, give them opportunities and set them on a course for productive, happy lives," Dunleavy said.