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Teachers, school officials urge state to halt proposed reading intervention rule

Educators and school officials from across the state urged the New Mexico Public Education Department to delay a proposed new rule requiring interventions for K-3 students whose literacy skills are not at grade level — including an unpopular plan to have struggling students repeat a grade.

They spoke out during a hearing Thursday on the rule, which prompted a public outcry when it was introduced earlier this spring. The administrative effort follows eight years of failed attempts by Gov. Susana Martinez to pass legislation requiring retention of third-graders with poor reading skills.


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