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7 In 10 Arizona Fourth Graders Read Below Grade Level
A new study finds more than seven in 10
Joshua Oehler of the Children’s Action Alliance said the findings have implications for
"We’ve got to make sure all children, regardless of race or income status, are getting the support they need to read so we can have a good workforce and attract businesses and you know, start new businesses here in Arizona,” Oehler said.
The report said the first eight years of a child’s life are critical for future learning and emotional development.