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Handful of Metro Detroit school districts gain on state scorecards

Since last year, 13 school districts in Metro Detroit improved while seven lost ground in an assessment released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Education. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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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. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Flint school district’s deficit grows $10 million

Flint — The Flint school district’s deficit has grown by $ 10 million in seven months to $ 20.4 million. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Team to look at Benton Harbor school district’s finances

Benton Harbor — Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed a team to examine the finances of Benton Harbor Area Schools. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Brookings Institution report highlights Detroit ‘innovation districts’

As far as clustering innovation in an urban setting goes, Detroit’s Midtown and downtown areas are putting the city on the Brookings Institution’s radar of places in the U.S. where close collaboration is becoming an alternative to urban sprawl and suburban, corporate office islands. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Report: Fewer school districts will end year in deficit, but DPS’ will deepen

Fifty-two Michigan school districts and public school academies ended the 2013 fiscal year last June 30 in the red, according to the quarterly report State Superintendent Mike Flanagan submitted to the Legislature. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Michigan school recovery district’s expenses questions

— Nearly $ 240,000 in travel, gas and IKEA furniture was charged on two credit cards of the chancellor of the Education Achievement Authority in less than two years, records obtained by The Detroit News show. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Michigan school districts get leeway in making up snow days

Lansing — Michigan is giving school districts more flexibility in making up for snow days this academic year. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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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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