Education

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The Michigan Department of Education has announced it will reduce the overall score students need to receive on an English-proficiency test after an earlier change made it more difficult for students to transition out of English learner status. 

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A judge says the state cannot reimburse private and parochial schools for any expenses, even if they’re the result of state mandates.

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law controversial changes to the state’s public school employee retirement system.

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Michigan’s education chief forecasts some contentious negotiations with federal officials on the state’s plans for identifying and helping struggling schools.


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After months of fighting for a deal, Waverly Community School Teachers have reached a tentative contract agreement.

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A community college in southwestern Michigan is expanding its nursing and health education building in an attempt to combat a growing shortage of nurses that seems particularly acute in the area.

Battle Of Public Schools Vs The State Continues

Jul 5, 2017
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You might have missed a controversial part of the state education budget. It would penalize public schools for spending tax dollars on lawsuits against the state.

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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.

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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.


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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.


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


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

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