State Superintendent Michael Flanagan asked lawmakers Wednesday for money to set up an education reform office to oversee failing schools.
AUDIO: Flanagan asked lawmakers for a half-million dollars to open an education reform office. He says it's important to open the office soon so it can begin working with failing schools before classes begin in the fall.
NEW YORK – A Scottish terrier from northern Michigan is America's new top dog.
Sadie the Scottie walked off with the title last night by winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
Sadie is owned by Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island, Mich., and sports the champion's name of Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot. She was the huge favorite, and a crowd of about 15,000 saw the 4-year-old earn her 112th best in show ribbon.
BLOOMINGTON, IN – Draymond Green scored 14 points and Kalin Lucas added 13 to lead No. 11 Michigan State past Indiana 72-58 on Tuesday night.
It was the second straight win for the Spartans (21-6, 11-3) who took over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. No. 9 Ohio State trails Michigan State by one-half game and hosts No. 4 Purdue on Wednesday.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm's proposal to let an estimated 7,500 Michigan inmates out of prison early and save the cash-strapped state money is coming under fire from prosecutors worried about public safety.
Granholm wants to cut more than $130 million from state prison spending in the budget year starting Oct. 1.
Most of the savings would come by allowing inmates to shave time off their sentences for good behavior and letting more offenders be released under electronic monitoring outside of prison.