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State Senate sends budget cuts to Gov. Snyder that divert surplus school aid dollars

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State lawmakers have approved diverting surplus school aid revenues to help close a $500 billion dollar budget hole.

The legislation would shift $250 million dollars in money originally earmarked for the state’s School Aid Fund. Another bill in the package would make cuts to several state departments. Continue reading

Thanks to local youth, two schools receive grants for self-esteem assembly and supplies

Schools may have a tough time finding funding for supplies and programs, but two schools in northern Michigan are receiving some helpful grants – thanks to local youth.

Students at Wolverine Community Schools and Mackinaw City Public Schools can look forward to ipads, books and assemblies thanks to the actions of other students.

Members in the Youth Advisory Council, or YAC, chose how they wanted to help other youth in their communities. Continue reading

Special education conference comes to central Michigan this weekend

School desksPeople who interact with children and young adults with special needs are being invited to a special conference on the campus of Central Michigan University this weekend.

The focus of the conference will be improving communication skills between parents and professionals to help young people with special needs, said Sarah Cassavaugh. She’s with the Michigan Alliance for Families, which is sponsoring the event. Continue reading

Grandville Robodawgs are leading the way in educational robotics

robodawgfootball-2A Michigan school district has garnered national attention for being a leader in educational robotics.

The Grandville Robodawgs began designing, building and programming competitive robots as one high school robotics team in 1998. Continue reading

CMU physical therapy students move studies to Houghton

correct PT picA dozen Central Michigan University physical therapy students have ventured north to continue their studies,not at CMU, but at Michigan Tech in Houghton. Continue reading

State Board of Education to tackle charter school issues this week

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe state Board of Education this week will unveil its plan to deal with problems in Michigan charter schools.

It’s a reaction to a recent Detroit Free Press series that suggested conflicts of interest, mixed academic results, and a lack of transparency in Michigan charters.
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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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CMU graduate wins prestigious Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

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The national Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship is an annual award presented to 32 teachers for furthering of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM education.

And this year, one of the recipients is a spring graduate from Central Michigan University. Continue reading