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Community Reaches Out, Reading With Third Graders

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There is a push to help third graders struggling with reading. A new state law requires third graders be held back if they are not on grade level.

In Tulsa Public Schools, nearly 30-percent of third graders are at risk for not moving on to the fourth grade.

Now, volunteers and even students are reading out loud to help. Today, students from Hale High school volunteered as tutors at Sequoyah Elementary.

The Reading Partners program helps students from kindergarten to fifth grade. But right now, they have an emphasis on third graders, because of Oklahoma's new literacy initiative.

"We want these kids obviously to advance, so we are worried, parents are worried, teachers are worried. So we don't know what to expect. But we do know about 30-percent of third graders in Tulsa Public schools are at risk of retention," said Barry Maxwell, of Reading Partners which has chapters in 11 cities, including Washington D.C., Dallas and Baltimore. 

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