More Michigan kids are making college dreams come true while still in high school. That’s according to a new report that finds the number of low-income Michigan pupils taking Advanced Placement coursework has increased eight-fold over the past ten years. Read more→
As school districts across Michigan continue to cope with dwindling budgets, new research examines the impact of class size and the role that crowded classrooms can play in students’ educational outcomes. Read more→
Michigan isn’t making the grade when it comes to teaching children to read, according to a new report.
The study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that nearly seven out of 10 Michigan fourth-graders cannot demonstrate reading proficiency. The percentage of young readers lagging behind their grade level is even higher for kids from lower-income families, said Jane Zehnder-Merrell, Kids Count director at the Michigan League for Public Policy – and the gap is growing. Read more→