Read to Achieve http://wfae.org en Couple Thousand CMS 3rd Graders Begin Mandatory Reading Camps http://wfae.org/post/couple-thousand-cms-3rd-graders-begin-mandatory-reading-camps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Third graders in North Carolina who aren’t reading at grade level started summer reading camps this week. It’s part of the new third grade reading law. Last year state officials predicted 60 percent of all third-graders would have to enroll in the camps, but in reality,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that number is much lower.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:29:37 +0000 Nick de la Canal 53652 at http://wfae.org Couple Thousand CMS 3rd Graders Begin Mandatory Reading Camps NC Board Lowers 'Pass' Score In Response To Reading Law Concerns http://wfae.org/post/nc-board-lowers-pass-score-response-reading-law-concerns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina students will find it easier this year to pass the state’s standardized tests.&nbsp; The state board of education decided yesterday to lower the score it would take to be deemed proficient. That means thousands of third-graders will no longer have to attend summer reading camps mandated by the new reading law.</span></p><p>WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt in the studio.&nbsp;</p><p>KK: Lisa, why did the state board decide to do this now?</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:59:45 +0000 Lisa Miller 46450 at http://wfae.org NC Board Lowers 'Pass' Score In Response To Reading Law Concerns School Districts Want Flexibility With Third Grade Reading Law http://wfae.org/post/school-districts-want-flexibility-third-grade-reading-law <p>The North Carolina Board of Education will vote today on a measure that could ease some of the testing going on under the new third grade reading law. That law requires third-graders not reading at grade level by the end of the year to go to summer reading camps. So far, it’s been rough. Teachers, even lawmakers who voted for the law, admit it needs tweaking.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:10:39 +0000 Lisa Miller 44488 at http://wfae.org School Districts Want Flexibility With Third Grade Reading Law CMS Expects 5,000 3rd-Graders In Summer Reading Camps; Seeks Flexibility http://wfae.org/post/cms-expects-5000-3rd-graders-summer-reading-camps-seeks-flexibility <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools expects to have 5,000 third-graders qualify for reading camps this summer as a result of the state's new third grade reading requirement. District officials worry state money won't come close to covering the cost of these camps.&nbsp; They’re asking the state for flexibility on the camps, as well as all the tests that come with the new third grade reading law.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:08:59 +0000 Lisa Miller 43032 at http://wfae.org More Scrutiny On This Year's Third Graders In NC http://wfae.org/post/more-scrutiny-years-third-graders-nc <p></p><p>North Carolina third-graders have a big year ahead of them. This is the first year by law third-graders will be held back, if they aren&rsquo;t reading at grade level.&nbsp; But it&rsquo;s not so cut and dry.&nbsp;</p><p>WFAE&rsquo;s education reporter Lisa Miller joins me now to explain how this will actually work:</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:14:07 +0000 Lisa Miller 36209 at http://wfae.org More Scrutiny On This Year's Third Graders In NC