Chronically failing schools would be supervised by a state-appointed turnaround specialist under terms of legislation introduced by two Michigan House Democrats.
Schools would be considered failing if a large majority of students don't meet proficiency requirements on standardized math and English tests. Schools also would have to fail to meet federal No Child Left Behind standards for four straight years.
(Lansing, MI) – An estimated 50,000 people in Ingham County do not have dental insurance, and most of them cannot afford to pay for dental care. Health officials say those numbers are rising, as more and more people lose their jobs.
The Carefree Dental Clinic in south Lansing offers free or low-cost dental care to those who qualify.
But the demand is much greater than the clinic can handle.