Senators barely OK reading plan

JACKSON – A plan to raise reading requirements for third-graders survived the Mississippi Senate by one vote Wednesday.

Senators voted 25-24 to pass Senate Bill 2157, which would require third-graders to score higher than they have to now on a reading test to advance to fourth grade.

The bill was held over for more debate in the Senate before it moves to the House, which is considering its own proposal.

ClarionLedger
2/24/16