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New school law goal: Reading by the third grade


ST. PAUL -- An effort to improve young Minnesotans' reading abilities was buried by this year's Capitol budget fight, but reading experts say the plan is important for students' futures.

Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders shared a goal of encouraging more children to read by third grade, with new laws resulting in requirements that schools do a better job of informing parents about their children's reading progress.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.