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Regional Meetings Will Discuss Student Reading Requirements for K-3

Closest session to Corinth will be in Oxford on Oct. 9

A series of regional meetings will be held to discuss a state law that puts a strong emphasis on reading for children in kindergarten through third grade.

Parents can also access information online to help their children meet the state reading requirements. Parent resources in English and Spanish are available at strongreadersms.com/resources.

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, third-grade students must score at level 3 or higher on the reading portion of the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) English Language Arts test to qualify for promotion to fourth grade.

The Mississippi Department of Education announced Wednesday a series of regional meetings across the state for parents of students in kindergarten through third grade to discuss strategies to improve reading skills.

The closest one to Corinth will be Oct. 9 in Oxford at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Blvd. From 6-7 p.m. No registration is required.

Teachers provide intensive reading instruction to students, but parent involvement is also critical, according to the Mississippi Department of Education.

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