(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. 

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Last year Walter Dean Myers came to Kalamazoo as part of a cross-country tour to promote literacy among young people. 

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