Beyond Basics is a student and family-centered, literacy-focused nonprofit organization. We provide one-on-one reading tutoring and literacy enrichment programs for K-12 students and achieve grade-level movement in six to twelve weeks. Beyond Basics’ proven methods are life-changing for the kids we reach, opening a whole new world and future to those who need it most.

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Appeals court: Detroit students have fundamental right to education

By: Beth LeBlanc and Christine Ferretti

The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Detroit students have a fundamental but limited right to basic minimum education and have standing to sue the state for alleged violations of that right.

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How GM’s big $1 million donation will improve the reading skills of 500 Detroit students

By: Lori Higgins

Big books used to intimidate Makayla Link. So did big words and big paragraphs.

But that was in ninth grade, when she was reading at the seventh-grade level. Today, as a senior, she has caught up — a feat she credits to Beyond Basics, a literacy program that on Monday got a big boost in funding.

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GM gives $1 million grant to Beyond Basics tutoring campaign

By: Sherri Welch

A $1 million grant from General Motors Co. to nonprofit Beyond Basics will support literacy-building efforts for hundreds of high school students in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Reading tutors to focus on Detroit’s high schools

By Jennifer Chambers

Detroit — A Michigan nonprofit is trying to raise $33 million to send hundreds of literacy tutors to 10,000 students in Detroit high schools who are not reading at grade level.

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