Last month, the Georgia Department of Education released the 2022 Milestone scores. This is the first time we’ve received a clear data point for our students in two years. More than half of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s 3rd graders are not reading at or above grade level according to the 2022 assessment. A striking 30% of 9th graders had to be held back. This is difficult to hear as a parent of two young children in the district.