The Department of Education is launching two initiatives. One partners soldiers with students learning to read. The other encourages veterans to get degrees.
The summer workshop may be adapted into a year long program after third graders passed a retake test to graduate to the fourth grade.
Parents of some third graders agree retention can improve performance if students are exposed to different teaching methods and lessons the second time through.
The Brookings Institution released a policy brief Thursday that argues third grade retention is not a substitute for more comprehensive strategies.
The Indiana Department of Education announced Monday a new reading test for third graders.