school books apple State Gets “A” In Math; “D” In ReadingHow are Michigan schools doing in making sure kids are making the grade in math and reading?

A new national report card out today gives Michigan’s statewide math standards for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade a grade of A-. But the report from the Fordham Institute says standards in English get a D because they lack clarity.

Meantime, students in the Detroit Public Schools will spend more time this fall learning math and reading to try and improve dismal test scores in the district. School officials say kids in kindergarten through 8th grade will spend up to two hours daily on the three R’s, up from the current 45 to 60 minutes in some schools.


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