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Central Michigan University hosts debate on Emergency Financial Manager Law

file0001605429169Central Michigan University hosted supporters and detractors of Michigan’s Emergency Financial Manager Law to talk about whether the controversial law has a place in the state.

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Snyder scales back proposed overhaul of Detroit schools

rick-snyder-mugjpg-446cf7790e6a2ea6Governor Rick Snyder says he’s slowing down his plans to fix Detroit’s schools in order to the process moving. In the face of resistance from Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature, the governor says he wants to break up the work, focusing first on retiring the district’s massive debt.
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Detroit schools rescue plan stalls

Detroit-and-Wayne-County-MAThe Legislature is set to recess next week for the balance of 2015 with some big jobs left undone. Governor Rick Snyder was hoping lawmakers would address what he says is the next stage of the Detroit turnaround — and that is doing something to fix the city’s schools. Instead, the governor, Detroit’s parents, and school kids will have to wait ‘til next year.
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Bill would reinstate Michigan’s ban on sex offenders near schools

schoolsA state Senator wants to reinstate Michigan’s ban on sex offenders near schools.

In April, a federal judge struck down the law that said registered sex offenders must stay at least a thousand feet away from schools. He said the rule was unconstitutionally vague because it’s too difficult for people to figure out where the zones begin and end. Continue reading

Thirteen Michigan school are being recognized with a Blue Ribbon Award

Thirteen Michigan schools are being recognized nationally for their academic achievements.blueribbon

The U.S. Department of Education is recognizing the schools as National Blue Ribbon winners.

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Snyder signs law meant to prevent more cash-strapped schools from closing

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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills into law meant to prevent financial emergencies in schools.

The state and intermediate schools districts now have more power to step in sooner when schools show signs of financial trouble. Continue reading

New K-12 budget includes early literacy funding

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The Legislature has approved budgets for the coming fiscal year.

The K-through-12 schools budget was enthusiastically endorsed by Republicans and Democrats. Every school district in the state will see a funding bump of $70 to $140 per student under the new K-through-12 budget the Legislature just sent to Governor Rick Snyder. Continue reading

Lawmakers take aim at antiquated, duplicative reporting requirements for schools

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State lawmakers could rethink how much and what kind of information schools are required to report to the state.

Schools must report financial, academic, and other information. But school groups often complain the number of mandated reports diverts too much time and too many resources away from classroom instruction.

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