schools

NewsRoom
3:12 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Lansing Neighborhood Leaders Vent at Meeting

Lansing School Board President Myra Ford, Superintendent Yvonne Caamal-Canul and Lansing City Council President Brian Jeffries at Friday’s joint meeting of the school board and council.
Sam Inglot Lansing City Pulse

A rare joint gathering of the Lansing City Council and the Lansing School Board became a forum Friday for neighborhood leaders who are upset over the school district's reorganization process.

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NewsRoom
4:00 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Lansing School Board Approves Reorganization Plan

With an 8-1 vote, the Lansing Board of Education has approved an ambitious re-organization plan that closes some schools and converts others to fulfill new missions.

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NewsRoom
6:07 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

New Law Allows Highland Park Students to Flee District

WKAR file photo

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that allows students in Highland Park to transfer to another district or to a charter school now that the Highland Park district has run out of money.

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NewsRoom
6:34 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Legislature Prepares Highland Park Emergency Legislation

WKAR file photo

Lawmakers at the state Capitol have approved a proposal to make sure students from Highland Park schools are able to attend classes next week. 

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NewsRoom
6:53 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Highland Park Teachers Could Be Asked to Work through Payless Payday

Teachers in Highland Park schools could be asked to work without pay while a standoff between the state and the school board is resolved.  

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NewsRoom
3:35 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

New MEAP Cut Scores Paint Unattractive Picture of College Readiness

Melissa Benmark WKAR

Twenty-nine percent of eighth graders in Michigan are proficient in math. That’s according to new test results from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program – or MEAP.

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NewsRoom
3:28 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

LSD official confident students will meet higher test standards

Michigan educators are raising the bar on the state’s public school students. In the past, students could answer fewer than half the questions correctly on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program, or MEAP, and still earn a ‘proficient’ rating.  Those scores arrive next March.  And this time, students will need to get an average of about two-thirds right.  Ericka Harris is the Lansing School District’s interim chief academic officer. She tells WKAR’s Mark Bashore that she doesn’t think the higher standards will result in significantly more Lansing students rated “not proficient.”

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NewsRoom
3:59 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

EL superintendent defends Red Cedar decision

The East Lansing school district is preparing for a federal review of allegations of racial bias. The review was triggered by a complaint that its decision to close Red Cedar Elementary School will disproportionately harm students of color at the school.  District officials defend their decision by pointing to various demographic patterns-mainly one that shows a declining student population in the neighborhood. 

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