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Charters schools and vouchers might be the most most controversial debates about schooling options. But there’s another program that’s sending tens of thousands of Michigan kids away from their assigned schools. Current State talks with Joshua Cowen, associate professor at MSU, about his ongoing research into the program.

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The Lansing School District failed to realize hundreds of thousands of dollars in projected savings after it outsourced bus transportation. Peter Spadafore, President of the district’s Board of Education talks with Current State about what happened.

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Current State talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon about the school’s recent tuition increase, its new office handling all investigations of discrimination including sexual assaults and harassment, and making Michigan State a tobacco-free campus.

Erik Larson Impression 5 photo
Peter Whorf / WKAR

A new water exhibit at the Impression 5 Science Museum in Lansing is getting a huge financial boost from the Rotary Club of Lansing.

An MSU professor who has authored a book about the hook-up culture on today’s college campuses has organized a program this weekend geared toward preparing high school girls for the pressures they may encounter when they move on to college.