The Coos Bay School Board has commissioned an investigation into a complaint that teachers have been told to implement a new reading program or lose their jobs.
The Coos Bay World (http://bit.ly/1hgixDq) reports the program is called "Walk to Read." School officials said it has proven successful at schools in Oregon and elsewhere, including one Coos Bay elementary school that saw improvement in its state rankings.
Second-grade teacher Michelle Newsum has appeared before the school board to object that the program breaks student time into small parts that replace longer, cohesive lessons.
Chairman James Martin says the investigation will be conducted by a consultant to the Oregon School Boards Association. He said he hopes it's completed this month.