HS studying Johnny Pixel Productions-CCStudents at Detroit area high schools have become confident readers thanks to a corrective reading class for students who have trouble decoding words.

Freshman Kyeana Hodge has gone from the student who wanted to cry if a teacher asked her to read aloud to one who twice on a recent morning raised her hand to volunteer to read.

Her school was one of 28 struggling across Michigan that shared in $83 million in federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) in 2010.

Educators say fewer kids are failing or getting into trouble, and there’s more focus on improving teaching.

(READ the story in Detroit Free Press)

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