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High school graduation requirements would become more flexible and include a mandatory career readiness course under a series of recommendations and moves announced Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder, who said more must be done to help students fill in-demand jobs in the trades.

Bus
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A zero-emissions electric school bus stopped by the Lansing Center on Wednesday for the Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation’s annual conference and trade show.


Mitch Lyons and Joel Ferguson photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The MSU Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition this morning, in a meeting that also saw an unusual flurry of interpersonal criticism between members.


Hannah Administration Building
WKAR File Photo

The MSU Board of Trustees will meet this morning to adopt budget guidelines for the 2017-18 year, including tuition rates.

Police: School Superintendent Killed His Son Then Himself

Jun 20, 2017
Pewamo-Wesphalia Schools Facebook page

UPDATED AT 5:20 P.M. - Police say a school principal killed his disabled son and fatally shot himself in western Michigan.


Lansing Refugees Earn High School Diplomas

Jun 20, 2017
Students
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

Five Lansing area refugees earned their high school diplomas this week as part of a program that aims to help expand their career options.


Teacher Retirement Passes Through Senate And House

Jun 15, 2017
school buses photo
John Picken / flickr creative commons

The latest version of changes to the state’s teacher retirement plan passed full chamber votes Thursday.


Luke Wilcox
Courtesy / Michigan Department of Education

Luke Wilcox of East Kentwood High School was named Michigan Teacher of the Year in a surprise assembly on Tuesday.

East Lansing High School photo
Courtesy photo

The East Lansing Board of Education is poised to promote Acting Superintendent Dori Leyko to the job permanently.


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan House OKs budget with $100 more per pupil. 

Happy graduates in cap and gown
Michigan State University

CORRECTION: The president of the Ford Foundation is Darren Walker. An earlier version of the story used another name.

Thousands of graduates will cross the stage to collect their degrees from Michigan State University this weekend.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

House OKs $39.5 billion general budget plan. 

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Wikimedia Commons

Michigan House OKs education budget with $100 more per pupil. 

East Lansing voters photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

It’s election day in several local school districts, including East Lansing. The $94-million proposal in East Lansing would fund construction of some new elementary schools and other school upgrades in the district.


MSU raises rates, renovates

Apr 14, 2017
msu.edu

Michigan State University is raising its room-and-board rates by 2.5 percent for the 2017-18 academic year, the lowest price hike in 19 years.

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