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Michigan Children Lag in Reading Proficiency

January 29, 2014

Photo by J. Carlisle Larsen

A new report from the Annie E-Casey foundation shows low-income children throughout Michigan are trailing behind their middle and upper-income peers when it comes to reading proficiency. The “Early Reading Proficiency in the United States” shows that Michigan is one of six states that didn’t make any progress over the last decade when it comes to reading skills. Jane Zehnder-Merrell serves as the Kids Count Director at the Michigan League for Public Policy. She tells WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen…poverty has long-term effects on childhood learning. Click on the link above to listen to this conversation.


Photo by J. Carlisle Larsen