Memphis school leaders consider proposal to hold back second-graders who can’t read

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: March 06, 2019 10:06 AM CT | Published: March 06, 2019 9:10 AM CT
Special to the Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede covers Memphis schools for Chalkbeat Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and most recently covered county government, schools and religion at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.

A proposed policy would require Shelby County Schools' 8,700 second-graders to meet eight of 12 points the district tracks to be promoted to third grade. 

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