More than 2,000 volunteers -- including retired teachers, entrepreneurs, and stay-at-home moms -- have enrolled in Detroit Public Schools Reading Corps, formed in response to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress math test scores that showed DPS is the lowest-performing district in the nation. The ranking is attributed by many to the test's high number of story problems and poor reading skills. Volunteers will learn to use the 30-year-old Reading Recovery program, which features daily one-on-one sessions to help students improve their skills.

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