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. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Third graders who fail the state’s reading test might not be able to graduate to 4th grade. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that is headed his way. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate has adopted legislation that would allow schools to hold back some third graders who are not proficient at reading. 

Earlene McMichael, WMUK

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

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state House has approved a controversial bill meant to improve young students’ reading skills.