CityBeat
5:13 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Lansing Schools "nearly perfect" in AYP

Lansing, MI – Lansing school officials are celebrating what they call a "nearly perfect" score in meeting performance goals for the 2008-2009 school year. Thirty-one out of 33 Lansing schools made Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law. That includes two of Lansing's three high schools - Everett and Sexton. All three have consistently failed for the last five years.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Lansing Schools "nearly perfect" in AYP

LANSING, MI – For the first time in five years, two of Lansing's high school have achieved federal Adequate Yearly Progress. Everett and Sexton High Schools have met standards required by the No Child Left Behind law.

Twenty-five of the district's 26 elementary schools and all four middle schools also earned AYP status.

School Board President Hugh Clarke says he's elated.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Budget talks continue another day

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm and the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Legislature met for most of the day to try and come closer to a budget deal. They are trying to retire an almost $3 billion deficit, which represents almost 15% of the budget.

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Top Stories
4:41 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Budget talks continue another day

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm and the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Legislature met for most of the day to try and come closer to a budget deal. They are trying to retire an almost $3 billion deficit, which represents almost 15 percent of the budget.

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In Michigan
11:40 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Strike Leads To Canceled Classes At Oakland University

ROCHESTER, MI – ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Oakland University has canceled classes indefinitely because of a professors strike.

Thursday was supposed to be the opening of the fall semester for
about 18,000 students at the southeastern Michigan school. But the
Oakland University chapter of the American Association of
University Professors authorized a strike Wednesday night.

Contract talks under way for months have failed to produce a
deal.

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In Michigan
6:25 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Detroit Schools financial manager sues Board of Ed

DETROIT – The Detroit Public Schools' emergency financial manager has filed a lawsuit to void the appointment of a district general superintendent.

The Detroit News reports that Robert Bobb filed the suit against the Board of Education Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court. Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced later Wednesday that his office will represent Bobb.

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Sports
6:22 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Ordonez, Polanco help Tigers extend division lead

DETROIT – Magglio Ordonez had three hits and Placido Polanco scored twice to help the Detroit Tigers beat the sloppy Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Wednesday night.

The Tigers, who now lead the Twins by 4 1-2 games in the AL Central, were aided by five Cleveland errors, the most they had committed in a game since 1998.

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Sports
6:11 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Lugnuts' playoff hopes dim with loss to Whitecaps

LANSING, MI – The West Michigan Whitecaps romped past the Lansing Lugnuts 10-2 last night at Oldsmobile Park. With the loss, Lansing's elimination number was reduced to one. The two teams play the second game of the three-game series tonight at 7:05.

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In Michigan
6:02 am
Thu September 3, 2009

County Prosecutor says Secretary of State is not the gatekeeper

LANSING, MI – A case before the state Court of Appeals asks the question whether the Secretary of State has the final word in handling elections violations.

The Secretary of State's office fined Meijer Incorporated 190 thousand dollars for manipulating elections in Grand Traverse County. County prosecutors said a fine did not go far enough and Meijer should face criminal charges as well. But a judge ruled last year the Secretary of State had the final authority and had handled the issue.

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In Michigan
6:19 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

Lansing Schools' mobile enrollment wraps at rally Wednesday night

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Public Schools begin a new school year Wednesday evening with their annual Round-Up Rally. The gathering offers students and families the chance to celebrate with music and games as well as take care of important business.

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