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CA 4th Graders Falling Behind in Reading Comprehension

 
CA 4th Graders Falling Behind in Reading Comprehension
Posted January 29th, 2014 @ 6:03pm by KFBK News

The majority of California's fourth-graders aren't making the grade when it comes to reading.  A new report finds only one in four California fourth graders are reading at grade level.  Ted Lempert with Children Now says reading scores are a key predictor of long-term academic and economic success.

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed state budget includes the implementation of a new school funding formula, as well as an increase in per-pupil spending for K-12 students.

Lempert says California still places well below the national average for education spending.

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