JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Governor Mike Dunleavy is working with Senate Democratic leader Tom Begich on legislation aimed at ensuring students are proficient in reading by third grade.
Dunleavy says it's a moral imperative to ensure children can read at a level that helps them advance through school and life.
Begich says some provisions are still being worked on.
But the administration says the proposal will include screenings to identify students with potential reading difficulties, individual reading plans and ways for students to demonstrate reading skills required to move to fourth grade.
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