reading proficiency

A documentary that debuted overseas earlier this year about America's "illiteracy crisis" will be shown Tuesday, June 20 in Kalamazoo -- the first screening in the United States, says Michael Evans, executive of the Kalamazoo Literacy Council. A discussion will follow. The council's tutoring work with struggling adult learners is featured in the 24-minute "Making America Read" film. Evans joins WMUK's Earlene McMichael on today's WestSouthwest to discuss the event. (Click on icon to hear interview.)


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

Report found Michigan is one of just six states that did not make progress over the last decade