SC senators advance education bills to floor - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

SC senators advance education bills to floor

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Bills aimed at boosting children's chances for success in school are heading to the Senate floor.

The Senate Education Committee advanced bills Wednesday that call for intervention in the early years.

One would expand the state's full-day 4-year-old kindergarten for children living in poverty. The 2013-14 budget plan set for debate next week on the Senate floor puts $22 million toward the first of a multi-year phase-in of the expansion.

The other bill is dubbed "Read to Succeed." It requires summer reading camps and other help for struggling readers in kindergarten through third grade, as well as a mandatory retention policy. Students who still can't comprehend the words on the page by the end of third grade would be retained for a year of reading-focused instruction.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow


888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.


Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.