A drive to catch kids up and make sure they’re reading by third grade has put heavy pressure on early grade classrooms. Modesto City Schools teachers say they are testing through much of every day; administrators say tracking kids’ early progress is essential for effective teaching.

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Mustangs on the mat

Mustangs on the mat

Seven members of the Oakdale High School wrestling team, along with 15 other Stanislaus District athletes, will compete Friday and Saturday at the California Interscholastic Federation championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The title matches are Saturday night. The Modesto Bee’s Ron Agostini will be tweeting live results from the meet and will provide matside coverage in The Bee and at www.modbee.com. Follow Agostini on Twitter @modbeesports.

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