Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 6:31 PM EDT Aug 14, 2019 Detroit — A Michigan nonprofit is trying to raise $33 million to send hundreds of literacy tutors to 10,000 students in Detroit high schools who are not reading at grade level. The company's tutoring methods, which is one-on-one reading intervention program, can increase a student's reading by a grade level or higher in an average of six weeks, Beyond Basics co-founder and CEO Pamela Good said. "All of our children need to learn to read, but the real, immediate emergency is in our high schools," Good said. "There is a tremendous number of kids who can't read. They need one-on-one attention. Because once kids graduate, it’s a life sentence for them." Good estimates that 10,000 of the district's 12,000 high school students would benefit from tutoring and that up to 50% of high school students are two or more grade levels behind. Test data from the 2017-18 school … [Read more...] about Reading tutors to focus on Detroit’s high schools
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The Detroit News Published 6:34 PM EDT Apr 29, 2019 Detroit — Anthony Benavides led the revival at Clark Park in Southwest Detroit, with hockey as the centerpiece. And the NHL is saying thank you. Benavides this week was named one of three finalists for the NHL's Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award. Fans can vote online until May 5. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 19. Benavides, the center director at Clark Park, was instrumental in repairing the rundown outdoor rink, and he launched a free youth hockey program in the neighborhood, which is widely low-income, and made of a large black and Latino population. Hockey is part of the equation, a big one — with about 140 youths participating in the hockey program this year, thanks to donated skates and equipment. The only cost for kids is the $46 USA Hockey fee. The Clark Park rink also has hosted charity games, a practice for the gold medal-winning U.S. women's Olympic … [Read more...] about Clark Park’s hockey visionary up for prestigious NHL award
Updated 7:43 am PDT, Saturday, March 30, 2019 In this Jan. 17, 2019 photo, Alfonso Benavente Gutierrez high-fives Darlene Bell during a lesson at the B.E.A.R Reading Center in South Bend, Ind. A new state law calls for one reading specialist trained in dyslexia for each school corporation and charter school — according to the state department of education that includes all 289 corporations and over 90 charter schools. Those specialists will train teachers who have dyslexic students in their classrooms. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP) less In this Jan. 17, 2019 photo, Alfonso Benavente Gutierrez high-fives Darlene Bell during a lesson at the B.E.A.R Reading Center in South Bend, Ind. A new state law calls for one reading specialist trained in ... more Photo: Michael Caterina, AP … [Read more...] about Indiana expands resources for children with dyslexia
Here's how Chris Paul has evolved since he stopped splitting the bill at T.G.I. Fridays. Matthew McCreary Published 7:00 pm CDT, Monday, March 18, 2019 Photo: Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images Photo: Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Thearon W. Henderson | Getty Images Chris Paul: 'I Had $151 in My Bank Account When I Declared for the NBA' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Chris Paul is a basketball superstar. He's the face of national marketing campaigns and president of the NBA Players Union. But Paul will be the first to admit that it wasn't always this way. He needed to develop and grow to reach his current platform -- and he … [Read more...] about Chris Paul: ‘I Had $151 in My Bank Account When I Declared for the NBA’
NEWARK, N.J. — Senator Cory Booker was educated at Stanford, Oxford and Yale, but he likes to say he got his real education at Brick Towers, the dilapidated and dangerous housing project in inner-city Newark where he spent eight years as a tenant—not by necessity, but by choice. Living in a 16th-floor apartment that often lacked heat, hot water and elevator service, among poor neighbors trapped on the slum side of the American Dream, this celebrated black prodigy from a comfortable white suburb took an extended tutorial in urban adversity. He got a firsthand introduction to the policy issues that drove his agenda as a city councilor, mayor and New Jersey senator, and will now drive his newly announced presidential campaign. Brick Towers is gone now, but on a chilly gray morning in January, Booker was back at the intersection it loomed over for decades, riffing on the difference between thinking about policy and experiencing it up close. He noted that his former neighbor … [Read more...] about Is Cory Booker for Real?