641 Columbus City Schools third-graders got another crack at the reading portion of the state assessment test today.
Columbus City Schools employees and an army of volunteers are literally going door-to-door this week in what is being called a "Summer School Blitz", designed to get students who haven't passed the third grade reading assessment back into class.
The Columbus City Schools' focus on getting third graders reading at grade level is paying off - but the promotion of some students is still in question.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is calling on Republican incumbent John Kasich to halt the third grade guarantee.
The Ohio Department of Education says third-graders will have three new ways to show they read well enough to move on to the fourth grade.
Educational advocates are pointing out a discrepancy in Ohio's third grade reading guarantee.
New research by the non-profit Annie E. Casey Foundation shows poverty plays a major role in whether Ohio fourth-graders can read.
The Ohio Department of Education says today 26 percent of third-graders scored below a new literacy target on reading tests taken in the fall.
The Columbus City Schools are taking steps to address the issue of grade-reading readiness, and to come into compliance with the state's third grade reading guarantee.
State lawmakers have approved a bill making more teachers temporarily eligible to participate in meeting Ohio's new third-grade reading guarantee.