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Third grade reading standards in Oklahoma means higher expectations for 4-year-olds

Reading proficiency in Oklahoma is putting a little more pressure on students and teachers these days.

The state is setting higher reading standards for third graders, which could impact a child's ability to move on to the fourth grade.

To prepare students for the future, teachers are raising the bar for kids as young as 4 years old.

"This age is so fun for learning,” Elena Beene, a lead teacher at Community Action Project (CAP) Tulsa McClure said. “They are exploring. They're excited about learning. They are really starting to own their own learning. They are getting invested."

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