Amendment to controversial third grade law passes first legal hurdle

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: March 15, 2023 5:52 PM CT | Published: March 15, 2023 12:12 PM CT

The amendment would allow students to use their most recent benchmark test score to show they are proficient in reading and move on to the next grade.


Mark White Rep. Scott Cepicky third-grade retention General Assembly

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Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming is an education reporter with The Daily Memphian. He earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis.

Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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