“It doesn’t mean the door is closed for them,” Boyle said. “The game is not over for them, but the clock is ticking.”
In her brief press statement announcing the IREAD-3 results, Ritz touted her Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, a voluntary program that had more than 127,000 participants this summer.
“The Department encourages schools to join the Hoosier Family of Readers by developing their own initiatives to promote and support reading outside of the school day,” the news release said.
Maureen Hayden covers the Statehouse for the CNHI newspapers in Indiana. She can be reached at email@example.com.