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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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Michigan voters speak out about charter schools

The results of the poll of 600 likely voters, conducted by EPIC-MRA of Lansing this month Full News here – freep

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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. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Plan to cut Detroit schools’ pay by 10% OK’d

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 deficit. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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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 district’s proposal for offsetting a failed countywide tax millage. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Financial emergency cited in Benton Harbor schools

Benton Harbor — Gov. Rick Snyder has determined there’s a financial emergency in the Benton Harbor Area Schools. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Chinese seek freedom, edge at U.S. high schools

— 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 decided to take a different path. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Life remodeled: Volunteers, companies pitch in to rehab Detroit schools, neighborhoods

Life remodeled: Volunteers, companies pitch in to rehab Detroit schools, neighborhoods

Natalie Broda – What do you get when you mix 10,000 volunteers, more than 200 corporate sponsors and three Detroit schools? A lot of renovations, a lot of smiles and a lot of changed lives for the youth of the city. Life Remodeled, a Detroit-based nonprofit focused on rehabilitating Detroit schools and neighborhoods, took on […]

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