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Parents with questions regarding the Literacy-Based Promotion Act, or reading gate, will have an opportunity to get answers on Monday evening at an information session hosted by the Mississippi Department of Education.

The session will be held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Greensboro Center and will give families an overview of the state law surrounding the test and strategies to help develop at home reading skills. The meeting will cover families from kindergarten to third grade, and is one of several being held across the state by MDE in October. In total, the department is visiting eight communities.

“This is an opportunity from the Department of Education to do regional training for families,” said Starkville- Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Deputy Superintendent Christy Maulding. “They’ve recently published a family guide for student success, and this is one of the efforts that they’re making to help educate parents on the Literacy Based Promotion Act.”

Maulding also said the presentation will cover age and level appropriate strategies for reading success.

 

For more on this story, read Friday's Starkville Daly News. 

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