right to read http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's news: ACLU suit proceeds, Duggan considers write-in campaign, and Pugh disappears http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-aclu-suit-proceeds-duggan-considers-write-campaign-and-pugh-disappears <p><strong>“Right-to-read” suit continues</strong></p><p>A Wayne County judge is allowing a suit against the Highland Park school district to proceed.&nbsp; “The suite says the district failed to comply with a state law that requires remedial assistance for students not reading at grade level in the fourth and seventh grades,” <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/judge-allows-right-read-lawsuit-go-forward">reports </a>Michigan Radio’s Lindsay Hall.&nbsp; The “right-to-read” suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union last year.</p><p><strong>Duggan supporters consider write-in campaign</strong></p><p>Mike Duggan will announce his next steps today in the Detroit Mayoral race.&nbsp; Michigan Radio’s Sara Cwiek <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/will-duggan-launch-write-campaign-well-know-friday">reports</a> that Duggan’s supporters are preparing a write-in campaign for him.&nbsp; Duggan was ousted from the race last week when courts decided he was ineligible after filing his paperwork outside of the approved dates.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Detroit City Council President ousted</strong></p><p>Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh has been relieved of duty.&nbsp; Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr stripped him of his salary and authority after he failed to turn up for a final deadline Wednesday evening.&nbsp; Michigan Radio's Julia Field <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/pughs-whereabouts-unknown-allegations-inappropriate-relationship-17-year-old-boy">reports</a> that Pugh is also under scrutiny after allegations surfaced of an inappropriate relationship with a high school student. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:57:35 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13291 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: ACLU suit proceeds, Duggan considers write-in campaign, and Pugh disappears ACLU sues state, Highland Park schools over 'right to read' http://michiganradio.org/post/aclu-sues-state-highland-park-schools-over-right-read <p>The Michigan ACLU has filed what it calls <a href="http://www.aclumich.org/righttoread">a &ldquo;groundbreaking&rdquo; lawsuit </a>against the Highland Park school district, and state education officials.</p><p>At issue: The state&rsquo;s responsibility to make sure every child can read.</p><p><a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28yqre5555emtd51vilgaqckv1%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&amp;objectname=mcl-380-1278">State law says</a> school districts must provide any special assistance &ldquo;reasonably necessary&rdquo; to bring a child up to grade level in reading.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:32:03 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8252 at http://michiganradio.org