iOS app Android app

Third Grade Retention

Where Do the 2016 Candidates Stand on Education?

Michael Lombardo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Michael Lombardo

As parents, community members and taxpayers, we deserve to know where our candidates stand on critical education issues.

Florida's Hiatus on Third Grade Retention a Good Start

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Michael Lombardo

Lawmakers in Florida recently took a step in the right direction when they voted to put on hold a section of the state's longstanding education reform policy. For the first time since 2003, parents and teachers will have a say in whether their third grader will go on to fourth grade if the child doesn't perform well on their assessment.

Thousands Of Ohio Third-Graders Held Back Over Standardized Test Scores

AP | Julie Carr Smyth | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just ...

10,000 Ohio 3rd Graders Could Be Held Back Under New Law

Posted 10.22.2012 | Education

As many as 10,000 students across Ohio could be held back to repeat the third grade under the new "Third Grade Reading Guarantee" law. The intent ...