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Hope Network


This grant will expand the Michigan Education Corps (MEC) in-school literacy intervention program to 600 (currently 272) DPSCD kindergarten through third-grade students during the 2018-2019 school year. This grant supports DPSCD’s strategy to increase third-grade reading proficiency by targeting interventions with partially proficient students (based on 2017-18 M-Step scores). The MEC model is proven to move students to full proficiency within 14 weeks of the initial intervention. DPSCD instructional leadership has reviewed and vetted the MEC tutoring model; it is integrated into the District’s instructional intervention plan to accelerate academic outcomes through differentiated support.