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Detroit schools make some positive announcements as attention starts turning their way following city’s bankruptcy approval

With nearly 8 percent of its students identified as bilingual, Detroit Public Schools are expanding programming for students and parents in need of extra language education. Full News here – Detroit News

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NeNe Leakes — Screws Detroit Schools … You'll Get NOTHING From Me

NeNe Leakes — Screws Detroit Schools … You'll Get NOTHING From Me NeNe Leakes has become a public enemy in Detroit, after glibly stiffing the school system out of $ 20K. It's shocking … NeNe challenged fellow "Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmate Kenya Moore to pony up $ 20K for the charity of Kenya's choice, […]

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Charter schools executive, storm chaser headline Dutch-American Heritage Day

Annual event happens Nov. 12 in Hudsonville. Full News here – Oakland Business

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State of charter schools: How Michigan spends $1 billion but fails to hold schools accountable

The Free Press examined the state of charter schools in Michigan – successes, failures, flaws in the system and in state laws. They also looked across the country for best practices, at how other states oversee their charter schools. Full News here – freep

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Detroit Schools Foundation ranks on national list of K-12 districts

Sherri Welch – The Detroit Public Schools Foundation ranked No. 25 of the 100 K-12 education foundations affiliated with the country’s largest school districts, according to a new study, based on the impact it’s having on students. Compiled by Tampa-based dewey & associates, “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation” reviews K-12 […]

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DPS tech schools undergoing redesign focusing on jobs of the future

The district is creating 21st Century Workforce Development Centers at Randolph Technical High School, Breithaupt Career Center, Davis Aerospace Technical High School at Golightly and Crockett at Ben Carson High School for Science and Medicine. Full News here – freep

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Walled Lake Schools to pay $1.1M to parents cleared in dismissed rape case

West Bloomfield Police arrested the Wendrows in December 2007 after a school aide helped their autistic daughter, who can’t speak, type a statement accusing her father of repeated rapes and her mother of ignoring the attacks The statement was written using facilitated communication, where the aide guides the child’s fingers over a keyboard. Full News […]

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Central Michigan University’s biosciences building raises school’s profile

As Michigan’s pool of high school graduates continues to shrink, Central Michigan University, like all universities in the state, is competing for fewer students. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Few Detroit schools get promising grade from city nonprofit

Fewer than one in five Detroit schools received the recommendation of a nonprofit that rates academic performance. Excellent Schools Detroit issued Wednesday its 2014 Scorecard, an assessment of K-8 schools that serve Detroit students. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit Public Schools dismissing students two hours early due to looming

Detroit Public Schools dismissing students two hours early due to looming … Next. DETROIT (WXYZ) – Detroit Public Schools will dismiss students two hours early due to looming severe weather. DPS released the following statement: All Detroit Public Schools will dismiss two hours earlier than their scheduled bell times today, Sept. Full News here – […]

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Detroit Public Schools closing early to avoid coming storm

Detroit Public Schools closing early to avoid coming storm DETROIT, MI – Detroit Public Schools will close two hours early today to avoid coming a storm that's forecast to dump an inch of rain on Metro Detroit over the next 24 hours. DPS posted the announcement on its Facebook page: ANNOUNCEMENT: All Detroit … Full News […]

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Two SE Michigan high schools make Newsweek’s Top 10 list

Two southeast Michigan high schools are among the country’s 10 best, according to rankings released by Newsweek. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit schools’ bilingual program meets Hispanics halfway

In the halls of the Academy of the Americas school, ‘Bienvenidos’ and ‘Welcome’ — greetings in Spanish and English — adorn classroom doors in colorful letters. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Davis pleads guilty to Highland Park schools theft

Associated Press – Detroit-area labor activist Robert Davis has pleaded guilty in a federal case that accused him of stealing $ 125,000 from the financially struggling Highland Park public schools while serving on the school board. Federal prosecutors say that the 34-year-old Davis used companies to submit false invoices and then took a cut of […]

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Michigan students and schools wired for e-learning

It’s the first day of school for most of Michigan’s 1.56 million public school students, who are returning to classrooms where many will face academic changes, new technology and other challenges. This fall, e-books are replacing traditional textbooks for students in Southfield Public Schools, where the district spent $ 3.5 million in e-books, instructional materials […]

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