Michigan third grade reading levels decline despite recent $80 million investment

Mar 6, 2018


Michigan has pumped nearly $80 million into boosting third-grade reading levels.

But the latest analysis from The Education Trust-Midwest shows despite all that money, early reading scores went down.

Third-graders in Michigan are the last in the nation for early literacy, and we're one of the few states actually losing ground in third-grade reading levels.

Amber Arellano is the executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest and she joined Stateside today to explain the study's investigation of classroom practices for reading instruction, the importance of reading performance as an indicator for future success, and how the state of Michigan could better support Michigan teachers and principals.

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