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This Arizona nonprofit is working to make sure kids are reading at grade level

What books and what kinds of books students should have access to in school has been a big topic of conversation over the last few years, both here in Arizona and across the country.

But sometimes lost in that discussion is the question of what reading level kids are at? According to the  Arizona Progress Meter, 41% of third-graders are reading at grade level. The state’s goal is 72%.

The Show talked more about where Arizona is right now with literacy rate with Sophie Allen-Etchart, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Read Better Be Better. 

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.