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Last in math: Alabama politicians look for ways to close gap

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Alabama lawmakers are looking to improve the state's math scores.

Sen. Arthur Orr is working on legislation to be considered in 2022 that would include hiring more math coaches in elementary schools and requiring fifth graders to pass certain math benchmarks in order to move to sixth grade. The benchmarks would not be put in effect until the later part of the decade.

Gov. Kay Ivey told state Board of Education members this week that she hopes to develop a math counterpart to the Alabama Literacy Act.

Caroline Vincent is a digital producer for Alabama Public Radio.
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