Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
Third-Graders Improve On State Reading Exam
Columbus City Schools reported Monday preliminary results show 74 percent of its third-graders scored high enough on the state reading exam to be promoted to fourth grade. It’s a significant improvement from last fallâ€™s scores.
Columbus City School officials credit the progress to a community effort to help the districtâ€™s third graders improve their reading skills.
Last fall, nearly 60 percent of the school districtâ€™s third graders failed the state reading exam.
While a majority of third-graders made the cut after re-testing, about 1,000 students could be held back. They have two more opportunities to re-take the test. Parents can still enroll their child in summer school to help prepare for it.
In 2012, Governor John Kasich signed legislation to require all third-graders to achieve the benchmark to advance to fourth grade.