K-12 Education Governor Snyder Creates Literacy Commission By Rick Pluta • Jul 28, 2016 Pixabay / pixabay.com A state panel will be named soon to look into improving Michigan’s dismal literacy rate. Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive order Wednesday creating the new PreK-12 Literacy Commission. Listen Listening... / 0:37 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports on the creation of a literacy commission by Governor Rick Snyder. Ypsilanti Community Schools Look to Pilot Year-Round Calendar for Two Buildings By Andrew Cluley & Laura Heffner • Feb 25, 2014 Bob Eccles Ypsilanti Community Schools officials continue to develop plans for year round schools. The District plans on piloting a balanced calendar in one or two buildings starting in the fall.