Adults who have already mastered written English tend to forget about its many quirks. But consider this: English has 205 ways to spell 44 sounds. And not only can the same sounds be represented in different ways, but the same … Read the rest
In the public schools in Detroit, Mich., according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 7 percent of the eighth graders are grade-level proficient or better in reading.
Detroit public-school eighth graders … Read the rest
On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent … Read the rest