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South Carolina holds back about 354 third-graders who struggle to read

Furman Education Professor Paul Thomas is quoted in a Post and Courier story about more than 350 South Carolina third-graders who were held back because of reading deficiencies. “Three hundred and fifty-four students retained is still 354 too many,” Thomas said. “As long as we use tests as our primary or sometimes sole indicator on what […]

Unlikely friends

Furman alumna Kimberly Anderson '15 helps her third-grade class tie their dreams to a "wish tree."