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Measure would hold back SD kids struggling in reading

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PIERRE — A state lawmaker from Perkins County wants to require that first- and second-grade students show they are proficient at reading before they can advance to the next grade.

“I brought the bill at the request of my school board in Eagle Butte,” Rep. Betty Olson, R-Prairie City, said.

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Bob Mercer
Bob Mercer reports from the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre for The Daily Republic and other newspapers around the state.
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