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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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Detroit Public Schools faces Friday deadline to revise deficit-cutting plan

Detroit — Officials with Detroit Public Schools have until Friday to submit an updated deficit elimination plan to state officials that explains how the district will wipe out $ 127 million in debt. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Officials warn of payless paydays for Detroit schools

A funding feud between the Detroit Board of Education and the district’s emergency manager could lead to payless paydays, officials say. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Want better Michigan schools? Think vouchers

When it comes to lackluster school results in Michigan, the problem isn’t charter schools. The state doesn’t need less choice. It needs more. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Avondale schools to interview superintendent candidates Wednesday, Thursday

Auburn Hills — The Avondale School District will interview six candidates for superintendent at meetings Wednesday and Thursday. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Life Remodeled Putting Fresh Face On Schools, City Blocks In Detroit

Life Remodeled Putting Fresh Face On Schools, City Blocks In Detroit “We found real stories of real need – real violence against kids – one of the highest violent crime rates against kids in entire city of Detroit. A graduation rate that used to be among the worst five percent in the nation,” said Chris […]

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Counties help Metro Detroit schools meet new emergency drill mandates

Keeping kids safe. That is the impetus for county Homeland Security divisions to help Metro Detroit school districts report safety drills required under a new state law that took effect July 1. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Nancy Kaffer: When did Michigan stop caring about its schools?

The financial collapse of so many school systems ought to be prompting a conversation in Lansing about re-thinking school funding. It should be a priority for both Democrats and Republicans. But it’s not. No one is showing much interest, and now Wayne County voters shot down a millage to help prevent schools from cutting even […]

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