As I reported last week, we are thrilled that the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously approved An Act Relative to Third Grade Reading Proficiency  and urge the state Senate to follow suit before the current legislative session ends on July 31. (Massachusetts readers, click here to ask your senator to pass An Act Relative to Third Grade Reading Proficiency.)

Over the past few months, momentum for the bill has also been building on the editorial and news pages of newspapers across the commonwealth:

Legislation aims to improve early education
MetroWest Daily News, July 11, 2012

Lawmakers should stick to their EBT guns
Lowell Sun, July 11, 2012
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Bill aims to boost third grade reading
Lowell Sun, July 10, 2012

Just read
Telegram & Gazette, June 24, 2012

Statewide effort to help young readers
The Berkshire Eagle, June 12, 2012

Early literacy needs to start before kindergarten
The Boston Globe, May 7 2012

Support early ed
Cape Cod Times, April 24, 2012

Are there simple answers to education challenges?
The Standard-Times, April 5, 2012