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Michigan students to be trained in CPR before graduation

_DSC6201A new law requires Michigan schools to teach students how to perform hands-only CPR training as well as defibrillator use.

The training must be administered sometime between seventh and 12th grade.

Sarah Poole is with Michigan’s American Heart Association.

“This is legislation that we started talking with lawmakers about probably a year and a half ago, and a number of lawmakers at that point expressed support and really came on board in fact a number of them shared stories of using CPR to save somebody.”

Poole says Michigan is the 36th state to require CPR training in public schools.

Michigan State University has received a two-million dollar grant renewal to help improve Flint schools

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An improvement program for Flint schools will continue through a two-million dollar renewal grant.

Michigan State University received the grant funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint. Continue reading

Northwestern Michigan College and faculty members settle on three year contract

6a3146dbdf81597192112ac03d77c7e4Northwestern Michigan College and its faculty members agreed on a contract that includes an enhanced formal evaluation process, adjustments to a 20 step salary plan and participation in campus decisions.
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While some schools come off the Priority List, many are added

Photo credit - Cheyna Roth

Photo credit – Cheyna Roth

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

Congressional delegation makes stop in Flint

Setting up for the event at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint

Setting up for the event at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint

Today, A delegation of members of Congress went to Flint to listen to the grievances of local residents.

More than 100 people showed up to tell their stories, and attempt to be heard at the national level.

The overarching theme for the event, as Nancy Pelosi addressed a church full of Flint residents, was looking forward.
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CMU geography professor has received Michigan College Science Teacher of the Year award

CMU Professor Mark Francek (far left) on a biking trip with students.

CMU Professor Mark Francek (far left) on a biking trip with students.

A Central Michigan University geography professor can now boast the title of Michigan College Science Teacher of the Year.

Mark Francek received the award after being nominated by his colleagues.

Francek has been teaching at CMU for 27 years. Continue reading

Juvenile lifers reflect on what Supreme Court decision means for their future

DSC_0284With its ruling the Supreme court has determined that minors given life sentences before 2012 can now seek a review of their cases and make a bid for early release.

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Michigan ranks 35th in national educational report

It appears Michigan schools have room for improvement. The recent release of a nationwide classroom
report that ranks each state’s educational quality, found Michigan to be in the lower half of the country. Continue reading