Tennessee’s reading law gets pushback again as thousands of students could repeat fourth grade

By , Chalkbeat Tennessee Updated: February 17, 2024 5:55 PM CT | Published: February 17, 2024 10:31 AM CT

The 2021 law that vexed third-grade families last year offers fewer promotion pathways this year.


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Marta W. Aldrich

Marta W. Aldrich is the senior statehouse correspondent at Chalkbeat Tennessee. A newswoman for The Associated Press for most of her career, Marta has covered state government, politics, business, education and other Tennessee news. She has served as news editor of United Methodist News Service and features editor of American Profile magazine. Marta is a graduate of Memphis City Schools and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.


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