Assembly Committee approves bill ending class-size reduction program

The state Assembly held a public hearing Thursday on legislation that would phase out a class-size reduction program for low-income students in kindergarten through third grade.

Under the proposal, the program would be replaced with a different one that would target the state's income achievement gap.

The nearly 20-year-old program that would be phased out is called Student Achievement Guarantee in Education, also known as SAGE. According to the Department of Public Instruction's website, SAGE schools sign renewable five-year contracts that aim to encourage achievement through lower class sizes.

Read more: Price County Review

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