An annual report shows most schools in Michigan are making adequate yearly progress in Math and English testing, and with graduation rates.
AUDIO: The Adequate Yearly Progress report is a requirement of the controversial No Child Left Behind Act. It ranks improvement in testing and graduation categories, but some insiders say the report may not be an accurate reflection of what's really going on in a school or district.
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm says yesterday's primary holds potential for moving Michigan forward.
Democrats chose Lansing's fiery mayor, Virg Bernero, as their candidate for Governor. Republicans chose Rick Snyder, a businessman with no experience as an elected politician. His campaign ads called him "one tough nerd."
A Democratic state senator is set to become the new leader of the Michigan League for Human Services.
The nonprofit advocacy organization says Wednesday that state Sen. Gilda Jacobs will become its next president and chief executive. Jacobs will take over in January and replace Sharon Parks, who previously announced her intention to retire.
Jacobs is a lawmaker from Huntington Woods. Her second term in the state Senate expires at the end of this year, and she can't run again because of Michigan's term limits law.
By Rick Pluta/Sarah Cwiek, Michigan Public Radio Network
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says he won the Democratic nomination for governor by standing up for working class values. He says that will also carry him to victory in November over Republican nominee Rick Snyder.
Businessman and former Gateway CEO Rick Snyder has claimed victory in the race for the Republican nomination for governor. Snyder says winning seemed improbable when he launched his campaign that became known by his slogan, "One Tough Nerd."