Tag Archives: Reading

Report: Majority of MI 4th-Graders Reading Below Grade Level

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.
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MeL now offers literacy resources for younger ages


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The Michigan eLibrary, or MeL, has added new and fun resources to enhance the reading skills of young readers.
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Should state mandate holding back 3rd graders who fail reading test?

file0001657242870A state House panel could vote this week on a bill that would require schools to hold back 3rd graders who do not pass a state reading test.
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