The blitz is on.
Columbus City Schools officials have launched a so-called reading blitz, saying they will do everything in their power to give nearly 700 students the opportunity to pass the Ohio Third-Grade Reading Guarantee, also known as third-grade reading proficiency tests.
District officials gathered June 24 at Weinland Park Elementary School to lay out plans to get the remaining students, 26 percent of third-graders, in summer school or other reading programs.
If they do not pass the tests they could be held back a grade in the coming year.
The district will make 695 home visits to get those students enrolled in summer school.
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