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Gradebook podcast: Third graders who can't read, education spending, and more

An elementary school student works on exercises to improve her reading comprehension.

[BRENDAN FITTERER | Times]

An elementary school student works on exercises to improve her reading comprehension.

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February

Nearly 50,000 third graders in Florida scored so low on the most recent state reading exam that their schools had to consider holding them back from fourth grade. In today's podcast, Tampa Bay Times education writer Jeff Solochek and education editor Tom Tobin talk about Florida's controversial third-grade retention law and how it fared in a key court hearing this week. They also take a look at how the education budget is shaping up in Tallahassee.

[Last modified: Friday, February 10, 2017 11:35am]

    

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