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Children who fail to read well by 3rd grade risk facing many long-term consequences. Low reading scores in elementary school have been linked to lower high school graduation rates, a higher risk of poverty, a lack of global competitiveness, and even less overall productivity as adults.

So Ohio has implemented the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee to help all elementary-aged students get the support they need to read at grade level. On this episode, a school psychologist explains how this policy works, as well as how parents can help their children become better readers.

Music: Tech Toys by Lee Rosevere

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