Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Marta W Aldrich, Author at Mid Year Media Review

Will holding back struggling third-grade readers improve literacy? Tennessee’s governor thinks so, but others aren’t sure.

Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to take a more aggressive stance holding back Tennessee third-graders who are struggling to read is drawing criticism from educators and parents who question his logic … Read More

Tennessee strengthens third-grade retention requirements as legislature takes up flurry of education bills in special session

Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday approved new requirements that increase the likelihood of schools holding back more students who aren’t considered proficient in reading by the end of third grade. They … Read More