Pressure is on SCS to fulfill pledge, close third-grade literacy gap

Special Report: Memphis’ Reading Test

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 13, 2019 10:33 AM CT | Published: August 13, 2019 10:32 AM CT
David Waters
Special to the Daily Memphian

David Waters

David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.

Special Report: Memphis' Reading Test

PART 1: Meeting goals for third-grade reading proficiency in Tennessee is a daunting task unless dramatic improvements occur in Shelby County, where the hurdles are high and the challenges complex. And in Memphis, a city where nearly four in five children in public schools aren't reading on grade level, the undertaking is monumental.


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