Kansas Senate Revises Governor's Reading Initiative

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas senators have approved a heavily amended version of Gov. Sam Brownback's reading initiative, putting the focus on first-graders.

The measure passed 30-10 on Wednesday, sending it back to the House to consider the changes.

Brownback and the House had proposed holding back third-graders who lack proficiency in reading.

The Senate's version would require school districts to retain first-graders who don't meet proficiency standards. The Senate also added language to require multiple tests of student skills and to bring parents in on any decision to hold a student back.

Brownback says the proposal would help improve overall student reading and academic performance.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200345981 - wibw.com/a?a=200345981
Gray Television, Inc.