Education

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
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. 

classroom photo
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.

MSU Board of Trustees
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Room and board rates at Michigan State University will go up by 2.5-percent in the fall, the smallest increase in almost 20 years. MSU Trustees today approved the increase.

The importance of early childhood reading is discussed by WKAR’s Brooke Allen and Michigan Library Youth Educator Cathy Lancaster.  Michigan’s “one book” for March reading month is Lisa Wheeler’s Bubblegum, Bubblegum

 

 

 

 

UPDATED AT 6:45 a.m. - Strong winds on Wednesday caused power outages around the Lansing area. As a result, a number of schools are without electricity and will be closed today, including East Lansing schools.

In Lansing, Averill, Lewton, North, Post Oak, Fairview, Woodcreek and Elmhurst schools are closed. Cole Academy,  the Greater Lansing Islamic School and the El-Shabazz Academy are also closed.

Grand Ledge schools are also closed today, as is St. Gerard School.

There's no school today at Elmwood Elementary in the Waverly school district.

Lobbyist Naeyaert resigns in wake of remarks

Mar 7, 2017
Gary Naeyaert, during a radio interview
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

A well-known Michigan lobbyist has resigned in the wake of recent remarks he made that triggered controversy.

The board of the Great Lakes Education Project--a school choice advocacy group--accepted Gary Naeyaert’s resignation Tuesday.

Last week, Naeyaert told a gathering of the Senate Education committee that he wanted to “shake” Michigan School Reform Officer Natasha Baker “like I like to shake my wife” for admitting her office was unable to hold persistently failing schools accountable.

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