ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is seeking a $100 million grant to make students better prepared for kindergarten.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 44 percent of New York's third graders don't meet state reading standards, giving students a bad start to their academic careers.
State Education Commissioner John King says the grant would help the current effort by the state Board of Regents to improve the readiness of students from pre-kindergarten through elementary school.
In part the funding would be used for a new assessment process that would evaluate if a student is ready to advance to the next grade.
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