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    • 11:48 PM, Jul. 23, 2014

    Concrete pours into Michigan physics site

    East Lansing The construction of a new national facility for nuclear science at Michigan State University is continuing with the addition of 140 truckloads of concrete.

    • 3:19 PM, Jul. 22, 2014

    MSU gets anonymous $1 million gift for gay center

    East Lansing An anonymous gift of $1 million will expand programs at Michigan State University's Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Resource Center.

    • 11:18 AM, Jul. 22, 2014

    Charter schools more cost-effective in Michigan, 27 other states, study says

    A report released Tuesday by the University of Arkansas says charter schools are more cost effective and have a higher return on investment than traditional public schools in 28 states, including Michigan.

    • 12:12 PM, Jul. 22, 2014

    Michigan Department of Education plans hearing July 30 on future statewide test

    Lansing The Michigan Department of Education is holding a hearing next week for the public to comment on a new student assessment to be given to K-12 school students in the spring of 2016.

    • 7:24 AM, Jul. 22, 2014

    Grand Rapids schools to send 90 layoff notices

    Grand Rapids The Grand Rapids Public Schools district is sending layoff notices to about 90 staffers as it projects losing another 400 students this fall.

    • 3:03 PM, Jul. 19, 2014

    Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans

    Flint A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing.

    • 7:13 PM, Jul. 18, 2014

    Detroit schools, DIA begin transition to DTE Energy for electricity

    Detroit After a record number of school days were lost to power outages this year, officials with Detroit Public Schools are embracing a move off the Detroit Public Lighting grid.

    • 1:35 PM, Jul. 18, 2014

    UM's new president: It's expensive to be among best in education, research

    The University of Michigan's new president is only in his first week in office, but Dr. Mark Schlissel expressed high hopes when he was asked what kind of legacy he hopes to carve out.

    • 6:04 PM, Jul. 17, 2014

    UM's Schlissel presides over first regents' meeting

    Ann Arbor Donning a maize and blue tie, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel made one of his first major appearances on campus Thursday as he presided over the Board of Regents meeting.

    • 2:59 PM, Jul. 17, 2014

    Teacher attrition costs U.S. $2.2B a year, Michigan $59.4M, report says

    Roughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year, attrition that costs the United States up to $2.2 billion annually, according to a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

    • 11:39 PM, Jul. 16, 2014

    Oakland University's new leader ponders if school should sustain growth

    When George W. Hynd takes the helm of Oakland University next month, he plans to examine whether the school should keep pursuing the rapid growth it has enjoyed over the past 15 years.

    • 6:34 PM, Jul. 16, 2014

    UM, MSU, 5 Michigan colleges make list of world's best

    Seven Michigan colleges are among the top 300 schools around the globe, according to the latest edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges.

    • 10:43 AM, Jul. 16, 2014

    Mike, Marian Ilitch give $8.5M to Wayne State

    Detroit An $8.5 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch to Wayne State University will be used to support research and development in surgical technologies.

    • 9:21 AM, Jul. 15, 2014

    Michigan races to replace MEAP

    Lansing State education officials are feverishly working to develop a new statewide assessment with less than eight months to go until the start of high-stakes testing for Michigan's K-12 students.

    • 5:51 PM, Jul. 15, 2014

    Detroit library, DPS target students in summer reading initiative

    Combating summer learning loss is the focus of a summer reading initiative launched Tuesday by Detroit Public Schools along with the Detroit Public Library.

    • 7:09 PM, Jul. 13, 2014

    Heavens! Asteroid is named after Country Day boy

    Michael Shao's studies of a worm nervous system helped win him the honor, along with a select group of students and teachers who ranked high in competitions ...

    • 11:59 AM, Jul. 12, 2014

    Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

    Dallas Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S.

    • 9:04 AM, Jul. 11, 2014

    Schlissel strives to keep U of M accessible and affordable

    When Dr. Mark S. Schlissel picks up the reins Monday as president of the University of Michigan, he will step into a powerful role navigating one of the ...

    • 12:31 PM, Jul. 11, 2014

    Grand Valley State raises tuition 2.9 percent

    Allendale The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees has voted to increase tuition by $149 per semester.

    • 11:43 AM, Jul. 11, 2014

    University of Michigan pays $14,000 to settle suit

    Ann Arbor The University of Michigan has settled a lawsuit brought by a student group that said it was improperly denied funding for an event featuring a ...

  1. Fowlerville High School student won't be charged after teacher sickened

    Fowlerville A prosecutor says a Fowlerville High School student who was suspended for an entire school year after officials say he put eye drops in a ...

  2. Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

    Washington A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative ...

  3. Flint school district to outsource 185 positions

    Flint Flint's public school district has approved outsourcing 185 positions including substitute teachers, technology positions and school safety advocates.

    • 11:59 PM, Jul. 9, 2014

    Oakland University students, faculty look to new president for fresh perspective

    The Oakland University Board of Trustees has named a top official from a South Carolina college as the university's new president.

    • 6:58 AM, Jul. 9, 2014

    U.S. students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

    Washington The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according to ...

  4. Eastern Michigan, neighbors boosting police patrols near campus

    A law enforcement alliance announced Tuesday will boost police patrols near Eastern Michigan University and other areas of eastern Washtenaw County in response ...

    • 11:57 PM, Jul. 7, 2014

    Michigan school chief tightening charter oversight

    Michigan's top education official said Monday that he will suspend the power of institutions that authorize the opening of charter schools if those groups ...

    • 5:11 PM, Jul. 8, 2014

    Oakland University expected to name new president Wednesday

    Rochester The Oakland University board of trustees is expected Wednesday to name a new president.

    • 12:32 PM, Jul. 8, 2014

    University of Michigan's incoming president joins Twitter

    An official Twitter account appeared Tuesday for Dr. Mark Schlissel, but the University of Michigan's incoming president has yet to tweet.

    • 9:03 AM, Jul. 8, 2014

    Wayne State gets $1.3M grant to address Detroit's structural racism

    Wayne State University has received a $1.3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support a new effort to address issues of structural racism in ...

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