Plainwell schools add hours for struggling students

PLAINWELL, Mich. - Dozens of Plainwell elementary school students who have trouble reading will come to school an hour early next fall, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette.

Previously, students with reading competency problems were removed from class during science or social studies to work in small groups with reading instructors.

"There are some who thought this was an issue because the students were missing other opportunities," Curriculum Director Bob Van Dis told the Gazette. "Plus, these topics help the students develop reading fluency."

Kalamazoo Gazette, "Schools add hours for reading help," July 5, 2008

Michigan Education Digest,"'Reading Recovery' is no such thing," April 25, 2001