Officials at the state Department of Education say they have started the process to put together a second application for federal Race To The Top money. Michigan lost out in the running for the first round.
AUDIO: Tennessee and Delaware made it to the top in the Race To The Top school-reforms competition. One of the key reasons those states were favored by the federal government was support from teachers unions.
Governor Granholm's office has confirmed that she was one of 30 governors who was sent a letter from an anti-government group demanding that she vacate her office. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the letter was turned over the State Police.
A conference at Michigan State Univeristy Saturday will look at critical issues facing Muslim-Americans. David Schanzer is a co-Director of the Institute for Homeland Security Solutions in Durham, North Carolina and the event's key-note speaker. He says Muslim-Americans channel their responses to cultural conflicts in very different ways.
The Michigan State men's basketball team has earned a spot in the Final Four for the sixth time in 12 years. They'll play Butler in the national semi-final game tomorrow night, with a berth in the championship game Monday on the line.
The road from East Lansing to Indianapolis has been lined with potholes.
NEW YORK – Conductor Leonard Slatkin has withdrawn from the Metropolitan Opera's revival of Verdi's "La Traviata" after one performance and critical reviews in New York.
Slatkin, the music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, had been hired by the Met several years ago to conduct a revival of John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles." Met general manager Peter Gelb changed it a year ago to "La Traviata" to cut costs.
INDIANAPOLIS – One major injury is usually enough to derail a team come NCAA tournament time. Three? Better plan for some quality time on the couch, not a trip to the Final Four.
With apologies to hometown favorite Butler, the Spartans might be the most unlikely team in Indianapolis.
The starting point guard is on the bench after blowing out his Achilles. Another starter is playing on a torn meniscus, which causes such excruciating pain "it feels like somebody is doing surgery on it." Yet another key player has a bum foot.
LAKELAND, FL – Eddie Bonine pitched four shutout innings to lift the Detroit Tigers past the Atlanta Braves, 4-1.
Bonine, who will pitch long relief for the Tigers this season, allowed one hit and struck out three, allowing no walks in his final spring outing. He was 1-1 with a 4.46 ERA for the Tigers last season after spending most of the year at Triple A Toledo.
Don Kelly hit a two-run homer in the sixth to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead, and Johnny Damon and Robinson Diaz each had two hits.