LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says she would like to see some of the measures in the "Race To The Top" education-reform package pushed further. Granholm wants a state reform officer to be able to take over an entire failing school district, rather than just individual failing schools.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm has signed a package of major education reforms that advocates say will be a crucial step toward improving Michigan's schools. State officials hope the new laws will help the state win federal school-reform grants.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm plans to sign a package of education-reform bills today. The reforms will allow Michigan to compete for as much as $400 million in federal "Race To The Top" funds.
Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol battled for months over the reforms before they were completed on the last day of the 2009 session. Democrat Tim Melton chairs the House Education Committee. He thinks the reforms are serious enough to give the state a good shot at the money.
BLOOMINGTON, IN – Allyssa DeHaan had 16 points, 12 rebounds and moved into second place on the list for career blocked shots in leading No. 16 Michigan State past Indiana 53-44 on Sunday.
DeHaan passed IUPUI's Brooke McAfee (447) when she blocked Jori Davis' layup with 5:18 left in the first half. DeHaan finished with three blocks, giving her 449 in her career. TCU's Sandora Irvin holds the national record of 480.