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Snyder pitches funding for new teacher evaluations, ‘distressed’ districts

Michigan is one step closer to creating a statewide teacher evaluation system after Gov. Rick Snyder called for $ 27.8 million in the next state budget to fund evaluator training, a new tool and changes to state data systems. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Some Michigan schools districts not ready for shift to online tests

As Michigan gears up for an online assessment for grades 3-8 and 11 in the spring of 2015, a recent technology survey shows not all districts are ready for digital testing. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit Public Schools, other districts closing due to Michigan snowstorm

Detroit Public Schools, other districts closing due to Michigan snowstorm … As of 3:30 p.m. Sunday, about 100 schools or districts, including Detroit Public Schools, had reportedly cancelled or delayed start times due to inclement weather in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland counties. “In addition to accumulating snow, of particular … Full News here – Read more […]

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Detroit Public Schools, other districts closing due to Michigan snowstorm, frigid temps

As of 3:30 p.m. Sunday, about 100 schools or districts, including Detroit Public Schools, had reportedly cancelled or delayed start times due to inclement weather in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland counties. Full News here – Detroit News

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DPS students rank lowest in math, reading in U.S. compared with big-city districts

Students in Detroit Public Schools scored the lowest in the nation among big-city districts in math and tied for lowest in reading, according to national test results released Wednesday. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Moody’s cuts bond ratings on 53 Michigan school districts

Many Michigan school districts are seeing higher borrowing costs because of falling enrollment and the rise of charter schools, Moody’s Investors Service said in a research report today. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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'Global Jam' Blends Music, School Districts To Bridge Communities

'Global Jam' Blends Music, School Districts To Bridge Communities DETROIT (WWJ) – Using the hand-made instruments they'd fashioned from plastic cups, water bottles, film-canisters and cardboard boxes, third and fourth graders from the Academy of the Americas in Detroit and Novi Woods Elementary school had a lot of … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Michigan adds 6 school districts to deficit watch list

The financial health of some of Michigan’s school districts remains bleak, with six new districts appearing on the state’s watch list of districts in deficit. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Inkster children start new school year in new districts

Dearborn Heights — Brianna Robb and Chakayla Bey showed up for the first day of school on Tuesday, not knowing a soul. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit area districts plug into digital era with iPads, laptops

Skye Miller will step over the threshold of a new school today and enter the high-tech era. She’s a student at the Michigan Technical Academy, whose message reverberates in Metro Detroit schools that are easing away from textbooks: There’s an app for that. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Michigan’s new school year brings changes for students, districts

When the school year begins today, students walking into Michigan classrooms will see that education has undergone its own metamorphosis. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Inkster students shop for new schools after district’s demise

More than 900 Inkster children were displaced after state education officials dissolved the insolvent Inkster Public Schools in July. As a result, every Inkster student was assigned to one of four neighboring districts — Taylor, Romulus, Wayne-Westland or Westwood Community Schools. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Deadline looms for Inkster, Buena Vista school districts to find funds to stay open

School officials in Inkster and Buena Vista have a final deadline of 5 p.m. Monday to prove to state officials they have the money to open their doors to students this fall. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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2 Michigan school districts risk being dissolved

Associated Press – State officials have given the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts until Monday to secure new loans to finance operations or face being dissolved. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest News

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State officials to discuss possibly dissolving Inkster, Buena Vista school districts

Lansing — Discussions on whether to dissolve two financially insolvent school districts begin Thursday morning, kick-starting a process that’s expected to reroute hundreds of K-12 students to new districts this fall. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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