literacy The Power Of Public Education: Local Education Leader Highlights Priorities For The New School Year By Lisa Barry • Sep 4, 2018 Washtenaw Intermediate School District / wisd.org With classes getting underway, the superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Scott Menzel, talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about what they will be focusing on as the new academic year begins. Listen Listening... / 4:40 Listen to the full interview. A Right To Literacy Will Be An Uphill Battle In Lansing By Cheyna Roth • Mar 3, 2017 Erin Kelly / flickr.com Some Democrats in the state House want to make literacy a constitutional right. But not everyone is on board. Listen Listening... / 0:37 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth reports on opposition an "right to read" amendment to the Michigan Constitution. Third Grade Reading Bill Makes Its Way To The Governor's Desk By Cheyna Roth • Sep 22, 2016 Pixabay / pixabay.com Third graders who fail the state’s reading test might not be able to graduate to fourth grade. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that is headed his way. Listen Listening... / 0:35 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth reports on legislation that would hold back 3rd graders who fail the state's reading test. Governor Snyder Creates Literacy Commission By Rick Pluta • Jul 28, 2016 Pixabay / pixabay.com A state panel will be named soon to look into improving Michigan’s dismal literacy rate. Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive order Wednesday creating the new PreK-12 Literacy Commission. Listen Listening... / 0:37 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on the creation of a literacy commission by Governor Rick Snyder.