The legislation would prevent teachers from restraining or isolating a student except as a last resort in an emergency situation.
Advocates of the bills say they will help keep students safe and schools secure. Continue reading
Third graders who fail the state’s reading test might not be able to graduate to 4th grade. That’s if Governor Rick Snyder signs a bill that is headed his way.
An investigation is underway into racist graffiti painted on the outside of an Eastern Michigan University Building.
Officials say most young adults know supplying minors with alcohol has serious consequences.
Diane Dovico is the executive director of the Royal Oak Community Coalition. She said she’s working to ensure people are educated on the laws.
“Our first strategy was to reach our college students throughout Michigan, because that’s where there is a huge collection of minors, and the upper classmen who have turned 21 on campus.”
Dovico said the campaign has made posters and other giveaways to raise awareness. She said penalties for supplying alcohol to minors include up to 90 days in jail and a 1,000 dollar fine.
It’s often said when it comes to learning, people remember things they’ve done better than things they’ve heard or read.
Perhaps that’s one reason hands-on research is important in a university environment. Continue reading
SVSU met the seven criteria necessary for receiving a gold certification.
The method is called nano-delivery. It sends drugs directly to diseased cells in the lungs, without harming surrounding cells.
Seven schools have been released from the state’s list of lowest-performing schools. But 184 schools are still on the list.
The Michigan School Reform Office released a list of the bottom five percent of schools based on academic performance Thursday. 31 schools were named so-called priority schools for the first time. The rest have been on the list before. Continue reading
At least half of students in every grade scored “below proficient” on every subject of this year’s state standardized test, M-STEP. Still, the Department of Education is happy with the improvements that have been made.
The results show improvement in two-thirds of the grades and subjects tested compared to last year. For example, fifth, sixth, and eighth grade showed an improvement in English Language Arts, with fifth graders improving by 1.9 percent. But social studies scores in all three grades tested were down, with fifth graders scoring over 3 percent worse than last year. Overall, improvements were generally limited to a percentage point or two. Continue reading
This is the second green roof at CMU.The other is on the Education and Human Services building.
It’s a class of 47 recruits, which is a bit smaller than a typical class.
The Michigan Department of Education selected 14 low performing schools to split the 40 million dollar grant.
The campaign is called Absences Add Up. It’s aimed at reminding parents of the importance of school attendance.
Michigan health officials say as the the school year nears- now is the time to ask your doctor about vaccines your child needs.
The program is called ‘Go Wild for Wildlife’. It integrates Michigan wildlife into teaching materials through a year long lesson plan.
Bill DiSessa is the spokesperson for the Michigan department of Education.
He said the grants will help young children get extra attention to prepare them for school.
“ We’re talking about young children before they get into the K-12 system. To get them an early head start if you will on learning. And with research showing the positive result that can come at that- at such an early start. “
DiSessa said grants have been awarded in districts including Saginaw and Ingham county.
The funding is expected to help 600 families prepare kids for school.