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Pinellas group wants more action on poor reading scores



Organizers say more than 3,000 people will pack a church tonight to press the Pinellas school district to improve reading scores at 20 high-poverty schools.

The FAST (Faith and Action for Strength Together) Nehemiah Action Assembly says concerned grandparents met with Superintendent Julie Janssen last week to urge her to work with the group on an improvement plan. According to a press release (which contains the list of schools and their reading scores over the last three years), Janssen said through an email from deputy superintendent Jim Madden that she won't be attending tonight's assembly.

[Last modified: Monday, April 11, 2011 10:23am]


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