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Fallin vetoes bill to make changes in third-grade reading law

BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World Modified: May 20, 2014 at 3:45 pm •  Published: May 20, 2014

Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday vetoed a measure that relaxes standards of a law that requires third-graders to read at a certain level or be held back.

Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa, the author of House Bill 2625, said she will request a veto override.

The measure would create a student reading proficiency team composed of a parent, teachers, principal and reading specialist to determine whether a student should be promoted to the fourth grade.

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