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    • 11:03 PM, Aug. 30, 2014

    Policymakers having buyer's remorse on Common Core

    Columbus, Ohio Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

    • 2:48 PM, Aug. 30, 2014
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    Eastern Michigan making campus security upgrades

    Ypsilanti More security cameras and lights are being added to Eastern Michigan University's campus as the school upgrades security.

    • 1:19 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
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    Right-to-work law has some Metro Detroit teacher pacts in limbo

    The school year hasn't started yet but teachers may already look beleaguered. The reason has nothing to do with organizing classes, assembling lesson plans and learning students' names.

    • 3:26 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
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    Charter school authorizers propose evaluation plan

    Authorizers of Michigan's charter schools have proposed establishing a voluntary accreditation and standards system after state education officials cited performance, transparency and oversight deficiencies for one quarter of them.

    • 5:04 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
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    Ohio State hears from ex-band director's backers

    Columbus, Ohio Angry backers of Ohio State's fired marching band director made a splashy showing at a trustee meeting Friday, playing their horns, wearing T-shirts supporting him and urging the board to keep discussions on the matter open.

    • 1:19 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
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    Michigan State enrollment expected to be about 49,700

    Michigan State University says enrollment for the 2014 academic year is expected to be about 49,700 students, a slight increase over last year.

  1. Michigan colleges screen students with Ebola in mind, U.S. colleges screen some students

    Buffalo, N.Y. College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

    • 11:21 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    19 Michigan schools getting $114M in federal aid to boost achievement

    The School Improvement Grant funds are being given to the 'priority schools' in the bottom 5 percent of the state's Top-to-Bottom rankings, beginning this fall. The recipient schools include 10 in Metro Detroit.

    • 11:46 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Program pushes Detroit students' safety for coming school year

    Detroit When students return to school next week, some will notice bright, painted footprints leading them to their buildings.

    • 11:39 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Detroit school district cancels staff pay cut, larger class sizes

    Detroit Public Schools' emergency manager said Tuesday he is canceling plans to boost class sizes and cut employee pay 10 percent in the state's largest school district.

    • 11:11 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    For Detroit children, getting ready for school includes visit to zoo, new shoes

    Royal Oak Skechers, Meijer and the Detroit Zoo partnered Tuesday to make sure when Detroit Public School students get back to the classroom next week, they will be getting started on the right foot.

    • 10:29 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Michigan unions brace for teacher opt-out decision

    Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at schoolteachers who are deciding this month whether to remain in their union, in the first real test of the state's new right-to-work law.

    • 7:08 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Michigan school chief jabs DPS over pay cuts on Twitter

    Detroit State school Superintendent Mike Flanagan scolded Michigan's largest district Monday on Twitter, urging Detroit Public Schools to come up with 'a better solution' to its fiscal problems than employee pay cuts.

    • 9:25 AM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    1st day of school in Pontiac brings day of many firsts

    Pontiac When students at Pontiac High School arrive today for the first day of school, chances are it'll be the first day in the district for the teachers standing in front of them, too.

  2. Pediatricians recommend later school start times

    Chicago Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

    • 5:44 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Detroit's Cass Tech High School adding International Baccalaureate program

    Cass Tech High School will become Detroit's first International Baccalaureate diploma program, Detroit Public Schools said Friday.

    • 11:32 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    $5M gift gives Hillel classes room to learn

    For several years, officials at the Hillel Day School dreamed of creating open spaces where students could work collaboratively. So when a local family ...

    • 12:45 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Big Sean makes big impression on Detroit schoolkids

    Detroit rapper Big Sean has certainly played to bigger audiences, but he's never appeared before a more important one than on Thursday morning.

    • 11:24 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Report: Older students in Mich. miss out on grants

    Among Michigan's biggest oversights in reviving the economy is its failure to offer financial aid for older adults who want to attend college, according to a ...

    • 11:22 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    State OKs 10% pay cut to ease DPS deficit

    State education officials have approved a plan by Detroit Public Schools to slash pay by 10 percent district wide to help erase the district's $127 million ...

    • 11:11 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Davenport University reveals employment guarantee

    Grand Rapids Davenport University says it plans to offer an employment guarantee for all accounting students.

    • 11:19 AM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Detroit church helps kids get ready for school

    Detroit Students got help preparing for the start of classes during Tuesday's Back to School Festival at Greater Grace Temple.

    • 8:51 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
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    Detroit schools plan 10 percent pay cuts, closings

    Teachers and administrators at Detroit Public Schools will see their pay slashed by 10 percent starting Oct. 1 if state education officials approve the ...

    • 6:40 AM, Aug. 18, 2014
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    5 tips for sensible back-to-school spending

    Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn't be happier.

  3. $20M partnership formed with UM to study coastal estuaries

    Ann Arbor The University of Michigan Water Center is forming a five-year partnership with a federal agency to oversee scientific research dealing with ecologically ...

    • 3:01 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
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    State sees no basis to investigate Livonia district for revoking Japanese program's charter

    A charter school association wants state Superintendent Mike Flanagan to investigate the Livonia Public Schools district for revoking the charter of the Hinoki ...

    • 4:56 PM, Aug. 16, 2014
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    Chinese seek freedom, edge at U.S. high schools

    Beijing After getting a glimpse of the endless cramming for China's grueling college entrance exams from the seniors in his high school, 16-year-old Zhang Kaisheng ...

    • 11:47 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    More power over schools sought for Detroit mayor

    An influential nonprofit is floating a plan to give Mayor Mike Duggan oversight of all public schools in Detroit, including charters.

    • 2:11 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
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    Cooley Law School cutting faculty, staff positions

    Lansing Thomas M. Cooley Law School is cutting faculty and staff positions at its Michigan campuses.

    • 10:51 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
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    Livonia district removes charter, takes over Japanese immersion school

    Livonia Public Schools has revoked the charter for a Japanese immersion school it authorized for four years and will operate the same program as a district ...

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