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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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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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Report: More low-income students getting a higher ed head start

file000727454092More Michigan kids are making college dreams come true while still in high school. That’s according to a new report that finds the number of low-income Michigan pupils taking Advanced Placement coursework has increased eight-fold over the past ten years.
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Program to encourage year-round schools clears state House

School desksLawmakers in the state House have approved a $2 million pilot program to encourage schools to go year-round.
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Charlevoix Area Hospital School Nurse Program


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Once upon a time, school children were attended to quickly when medical issues arose by the often beloved school nurse.

Today, many schools have cut back or cut out the school nurse position due to budget constraints.

The Charlevoix Area Hospital Nurse Program is being recognized for, you could say, bringing the good old days back by providing nurses to nine local schools. Read more

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Does class size matter? New research says ‘Yes’

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs school districts across Michigan continue to cope with dwindling budgets, new research examines the impact of class size and the role that crowded classrooms can play in students’ educational outcomes.
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MEAP results show some gains; math and science struggles continue

file0001405020673Michigan students are improving in most subjects. That’s according to results released Friday from last fall’s Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test.
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Report: Cost of textbooks a roadblock to learning

gr-37439-1-1The rising cost of college tuition, room and board isn’t the only financial obstacle to higher learning.
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