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Vt. Kids Reading, Leading

Times Argus - 9:47 am Wed May 19th, 2010

Vermont kids are among the most voracious readers in the country, according to a new report, although education experts worry about the lack of reading proficiency for low-income students.

The Green Mountain State ranks third among the 50 states for fourth-grade reading proficiency, the grade that is tested in national school achievement tests. That means that 75 percent are at or above the basic expectation for reading skills and 41 percent of students are proficient in their skills.

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