Category Archives: Education

Lottery ticket unclaimed, boosts state School Aid Fund

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A recently unclaimed lottery ticket means hundreds of thousands of additional dollars will go to K (through) 12 students in the state.
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Central students study Zombies in new class


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This semester some students at Central Michigan University are taking a class with some real “meat on the bones”. Read more

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Saginaw selected for Delta College’s new location

Photo courtesy of Delta College.

Photo courtesy of Delta College.


Delta College made official plans this week to construct a new satellite campus in downtown Saginaw.
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Schauer calls education his “top priority” in schools plan



The Democrat likely to challenge Gov. Rick Snyder in November says improving public schools would be his top priority in office.
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New Nutritional Guidelines for Michigan Public Schools.

045When classes begin this fall, Michigan public schools will be operating under new nutritional guidelines. The new guidelines focus on beverage standards and a la carte food items, such as foods from vending machines.
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Education groups uniting around bills to revamp teacher evaluations

TeacherThere could be movement soon on bipartisan legislation that would revamp teacher evaluations in Michigan. A number of groups that did not previously support the bills now say they’re on board.
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Flanagan defends teachers after report says Michigan schools falling behind

file1511236136264The state’s top education official says people should not blame teachers for a new report that shows Michigan schools are falling behind.
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CMU students help to preserve shipwreck artifacts

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Central Michigan University students ventured north as volunteers this weekend at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

They spent their weekend in Alpena through the University’s Alternative Breaks program.

Students from various fields and majors gained hands-on experience working with shipwreck artifacts that help tell the tale of our region’s history.

Stephanie Gandulla is media and outreach coordinator for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

She said, “With those shipwrecks there are literally thousands of artifacts that are collected here at the sanctuary. So there’s a lot of work that goes into maintaining such an important collection. You’ve got to clean the artifacts, and perpetually really preserve them and conserve them. And then we also put them on display in our visitor’s centers. The CMU students are going to play a role in all of those aspects of artifact conservation and preservation.”

Gandulla said the students will also partake in an underwater robot build.

She said the team building exercise is meant to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematic principles.

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CMU expects more than 1,000 participants for Destination Imagination

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More than 1,000 K-12 students are heading to Central Michigan University this weekend for a statewide competition called “Destination Imagination.”
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Report says minority groups face ‘profound barriers’ to success

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A new report says that minority children, including African and Native-Americans, and Latinos, are losing ground to their non-minority counterparts.
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