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(MPRN-Lansing) Some democrats in the state House want to make literacy a constitutional right. But not everyone is onboard. 


Every subject area in school depends on reading. That’s part of the reason that many districts in West Michigan are part of an initiative to boost reading scores. 

(MPRN-Lansing) A state panel will be named soon to look into improving Michigan’s dismal literacy rate. Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive order Wednesday creating the new PreK-12 Literacy Commission. 

Earlene McMichael, WMUK

Kalamazoo Literacy Council Executive Director Michael Evans says adult literacy touches issues such as workforce development, education and health. 


A bill to improve third graders’ reading skills in Michigan is winning support from Democrats and some school groups.