Category Archives: Education

Workgroup tries to forestall future schools district shutdowns

file000499964517A group of educators, lawmakers, and finance experts is working through the Legislature’s summer break. They’re trying to craft a fiscal “early warning” plan to help avert future sudden school closings when districts run out of money.
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Central Michigan nature center has plans for historic barn raising

You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy a good old fashioned barn raising, and a nature center in central Michigan said they have plans to build a new barn, reminiscent of old America.

The Chippewa Nature Center in Midland is planning to replace an existing old barn with a 19th century styled barn. Read more

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Sault Ste. Marie Native language teachers’ gathering is seeking teachers

Native languages like Ojibwe are the focus of a new summer event in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario this summer.

Algoma University is hosting it’s first Native language teachers’ gathering August 7th and 8th.
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Alma College receives a grant for improving STEM education

ebdd3577ddc3f3dc548a1495275654f6 Alma College has just been awarded five million dollars for improving STEM education. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
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State superintendent predicts institutions will lose ability to charter schools

School desksThe top education official in Michigan says there’s a good chance some institutions will lose their authority to create charter schools.
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High schoolers’ test scores up in all areas, many still not ready for college

file000499964517Michigan high school juniors are improving in all core academic subjects. That’s according to standardized test results released Monday.
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Democrats to push new charter school regulations in Legislature

file2031249322959State lawmakers are looking for ways to address concerns about Michigan’s charter schools.

A recent Detroit Free Press investigation suggests serious issues in the schools, including a lack of transparency, mixed academic results, and conflicts of interest.
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Year-round schools get more money, but future of program in question

School Cafeteria As most Michigan students enjoy their summer vacations, some schools are using new state funding to add air conditioning and retrofit their buildings so they can teach year-round.
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Two Northwest Michigan schools have a new healthcare model


The state Departments of Community Health and Education are partnering to support a new approach to healthcare in northwest Michigan.

Health officials say more than half a million dollars in grant money is being used for a program in Pellston and Mancelona. It aims to integrate physical and mental health care for youth. Read more

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Superintendents blast education budget

School desksMichigan schools begin their new budget year today (Mon.), some local superintendents are urging lawmakers to return from their summer breaks to boost education funding.
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