Detroit enlists community in effort to improve students' reading

12/14/2009 | Detroit Free Press

Detroit school officials are partnering with local newspapers and other corporate sponsors to recruit and train volunteer tutors to ensure all area students are reading at grade level by third grade. Officials are setting a goal of 100,000 hours of reading help during the next year. District officials say they hope to deploy tutors trained in the Reading Recovery method to all of the city's 200 preschool classrooms and eventually to K-3 classrooms as well.

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