Education department begins early stages of implementing controversial reading intervention bill

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The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development  kicked off the initial planning stage for implementing a controversial bill intended to assist students in achieving reading proficiency by the end of third grade. A department spokesperson said programs won’t be implemented until the fall of 2023.

Grant Robinson, public information office for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, said the department is currently going through the bill to identify next steps, like “what potential regulations need to be created or changed, and then what we need to be able to provide to districts so they can enact what they need to based on what’s outlined in the

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