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Listen Tuesdays at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on 90.5 WKAR-FMAccording to the Kids Count report of April 2018, 56% of third graders in Michigan are not proficient in English Language Arts. At the same time, some new public school teachers in Michigan are leaving the classroom because they do not earn enough money for a decent living. Virtual and charter schools are on the rise in Michigan. And in some communities there are breakthroughs in raising better readers.Covering education in Michigan is complex, but WKAR is committed to reporting on the problems, searching for solutions, and holding leaders accountable.Listen for Making The Grade in Michigan with WKAR education reporter Kevin Lavery every Tuesday at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on 90.5 WKAR-FM's Morning Edition.

Current State for April 14-15, 2018

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Upper left: Gene & Maya Washington & middle right: Erika Bergman.

On the April 14-15 edition: WKAR's new education initiatives; the real cost of food waste; new Shingles vaccine; perspective of a submarine pilot; the new Wharton Center season & a new film showing how MSU helped racially integrate college football.

Kevin Lavery on WKAR's new Education reporting focus

Meet Robin Pizzo, WKAR Director of Education

Scott Pohl on MSU Trustees meeting and protests

Serving Up Science: Why are we throwing away 40 percent of food grown?

Scott Pohl on new Shingles vaccine

Meet submarine pilot Erika Bergman

Jamie Paisley on Wharton Center 2018-2019 season

Scott Pohl on new MSU football film

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