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Maryland doubles down on science of reading with new literacy plan

January 24, 2024
Fifth graders in their classroom at school

The state education board is doubling down on Maryland’s efforts to push the science of reading. The board on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution that would require all schools to have research-backed instruction by next school year, and also set an ambitious goal for Maryland to be one of the top 10 states for fourth-grade reading. “It’s not acceptable that we have more than half of our children that aren’t reading-proficient by the end of third grade, so we’ve got to create a sense of urgency about this,” said Carey Wright, the interim state superintendent.


Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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