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The state has spent millions helping schools prepare for the new standard, aimed at making sure students are proficient at reading before moving from third to fourth grade. (Cronkite News Service photo by Vaughn Hillyard)

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Arizona third graders face new reading standards

Arizona children entering third grade this year are the first who will have to prove that they can read at an acceptable level or face being held back.