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Survey: Quarter of Michigan teachers say schools aren't ready to help retained students

Teacher poll questions ability to aid retained kidsNearly a quarter of Michigan educators say their school is not ready to provide any additional support for students held back under third-grade reading law
  • Education
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Education

Test changes coming for Michigan eighth-graders

Test changes coming for Michigan 8th-gradersStarting this April, eighth graders will take the College Board's PSAT 8/9 instead of the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) in math and English Language Arts.
  • Education
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Oakland County

Police: Pontiac High student taken into custody in assault of school officer

Pontiac High student allegedly assaults deputy17-year-old male student faces charges, according to Oakland Co. Sheriff's Office; deputy fractures hand
  • Oakland County
  • 2 days ago
Michigan

Popping balloons led to UM alert, campus police confirm

Popping balloons led to UM alert, campus police confirmUniversity of Michigan public safety exec says despite false alarm, 'we're grateful for members of our community' who called police
  • Michigan
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Wayne County

Wayne State payments scrutinized amid stalled Henry Ford deal

Wayne State payments scrutinized amid stalled dealBoard pushes back on $7.5M paid to consultants, execs
  • Wayne County
  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Nation

Students target colleges in lawsuit over bribery scheme

Students target colleges in lawsuit over bribery schemeTwo students are suing Yale, Georgetown, Stanford and other schools entangled in the case, saying they and others were denied a fair shot at admission
  • Nation
  • 1 week ago
Michigan

House panel OKs snow day forgiveness, rejects pay for hourly workers on those days

Mich. House panel approves snow day forgivenessA Michigan House panel approved a bill giving school districts a pass on making up days for cancellations during record cold in late January 2019.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Education

‘Intense assessments’ check if kids are all right in Flint

‘Intense assessments’ check if Flint kids are all rightThe Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence in Flint is the result of a $4 million settlement agreement reached in 2018
  • Education
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Michigan

Whitmer to deliver UM spring commencement address

Whitmer to deliver UM spring commencement addressMSU alumna will be sixth sitting governor to deliver speech at UM in last 40 years.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Oakland County

Walsh College students get out of the classroom to learn about tax law

Walsh College students get out of the classroom to learn about tax lawDuring the four-hour interactive workshop, students roleplayed in a mock traffic stop and learned the process of searching a vehicle for evidence
  • Oakland County
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Education

Gov. Whitmer wants to overturn third-grade reading law

Gov. Whitmer wants to overturn third-grade reading lawThe law, adopted in 2016, stops third-grade students from moving to the fourth grade — with some exemptions — if they read a grade level behind on the state's English Language Arts assessment, which measures reading, writing, listening and language.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks ago
Life

Calumet High School student wins poetry recitation contest

Calumet High School student wins poetry recitation contestTajah-Rayne Davise from Calumet High School in Calumet has been named the 2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champion
  • Life
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Michigan

MSU trustees weigh independent probe into Nassar scandal

MSU trustees weigh independent probe of Nassar scandalMSU is considering an independent investigation to examine and change the culture that enabled Nassar and further reshape the institution.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Michigan

MSU reopens healing fund for Nassar victims

MSU reopens healing fund for Nassar victims"Setting up an intermediate fund means survivors can get the help they need now while we work to establish a permanent solution," board chair says.
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks ago
Michigan

MSU multi-year campaign raises $1.83B

MSU multi-year campaign raises $1.83BMore than 250,000 donors contributed to the Empower Extraordinary campaign
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks ago
Michigan

No charges in incident where black doll left in shower at EMU

No charges in incident where black doll left in shower at EMUProsecutor said the act didn't violate state's ethnic intimidation statue
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks ago
Business

WSU medical school hopes to salvage partnership deal with Henry Ford

WSU medical school hopes to salvage deal with Henry FordSome Wayne State University governors fear the deal would cede control of Wayne State University School of Medicine to a third party.
  • Business
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Michigan

Mich. schools, health system team up on opioid training

Mich. schools, health system team up on opioid trainingThree Michigan universities are teaming up with Spectrum Health to train physicians to tackle the state’s opioid crisis
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Education

Michigan's International Academy faces controversy

Top-ranked Michigan school faces controversyAn online petition calls for the removal of its principal and the school's governing body is accused of violating the state's open meeting law.
  • Education
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Nessel's office to investigate Geddert in Nassar scandal

Nessel’s office to take over Geddert probeNessel: "It's time for Michigan State University to do the right thing. "Our goal is here is to find justice and also to provide a sense of security."
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago
Michigan

State accuses 2 MSU trainers of lying about Nassar

State accuses 2 MSU trainers of lying about NassarThe administrative complaints allege Destiny Teachnor-Hauk and Lianna Hadden lied to investigators about what they knew about Nassar's sexual abuse.
  • Michigan
  • 4 weeks ago
Michigan

Free speech policy stirs controversy at University of Michigan

Free speech policy stirs controversy at UMUM's policy does not allow student staff to remove anything from a student's dorm room, sparking a debate over speech that may be considered offensive.
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

'Risky Business' actor Curtis Armstrong gifts mementos to Oakland U

Actor Curtis Armstrong gifts mementos to Oakland U"This is the place I learned my craft," he said. "I thought this could be helpful for students.”
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Ex-CMU student government president to stand trial on sexual conduct charges

Ex-CMU student to stand trial on sexual conduct chargesIan Elliott is a former student government president at Central Michigan University
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Michigan lawmakers may forgive emergency snow days

Michigan lawmakers may forgive emergency snow daysNewly introduced legislation would exclude days canceled during state-declared emergencies from counting as snow days
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Albion College invests in downtown to improve recruitment

Albion College invests in downtown to improve recruitmentAlbion College officials and alumni are becoming more involved in development projects in downtown Albion
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

MSU Acting President Udpa to Nassar victims: 'We let you down'

MSU’s Udpa to Nassar victims: ‘We let you down’MSU Acting President Satish Udpa opened his first meeting with a formal apology —  something many in the community had been hoping for for a long time
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
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