M.B. Hubbard Elementary School third-grader Sarah Braswell, 8, right, reads from 'The Littles Take a Trip' as classmates Eliyah Smith, 8, center, and Mae Ling Crews, 8, follow along Friday at the school.
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M.B. Hubbard Elementary School third-grader Sarah Braswell, 8, right, reads from 'The Littles Take a Trip' as classmates Eliyah Smith, 8, center, and Mae Ling Crews, 8, follow along Friday at the school.

Program helps students meet reading standards

By Jim Holt

Staff Writer

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As a result of legislation adopted by the N.C. General Assembly in 2012 through the Excellent Public Schools Act, third-graders statewide are being held to higher standards this year when it comes to reading.

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