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Michigan Says 38 Underperforming Public Schools Could CloseState officials next will determine whether a closure would be an "unreasonable hardship" for children with no better schools to attend. Lawsuits challenging any closures also are likely.
Livonia Public School Board Votes To Close 2 Elementary SchoolsIn a 5-2 vote, the Livonia Public School Board voted to close two elementary schools.
MSU Hopes To Retain Engineering Students With $1M GrantMSU says dozens of students could receive $8,000 a year in tuition and support services for two years, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Third-Grade Reading, Retention Bill Now Law: What Parents Need To KnowAdvocates of the measure said the goal isn't to keep kids back a grade, noting that mandatory retention is necessary so that students don't fall further behind.
School Districts Across Michigan Gear Up For Fall Count DayWednesday is the first Count Day of the school year, with 90 percent of state funding at stake based on how many students attend classes.
Michigan AG: Weak Schools May Be Shut In Coming Year“The law is clear: Michigan parents and their children do not have to be stuck indefinitely in a failing school..."
Michigan Lawmakers Reach Deal On Third-Grade Reading, Retention BillThe bill was held up in a fight over making students repeat the grade if they are too far behind.
Statewide Survey Shows Michigan Teachers Are 'Demoralized' And 'Exhausted'The survey results provide a chilling picture of the state of education in Michigan, revealing low morale, exhaustion from needless testing and high job insecurity.
Detroit Teachers Union Has Tentative Deal With New DistrictTeachers will learn more about the tentative contract Tuesday, the first day of the school year, and then vote later this week.
Genocide Education Requirement Kicks In For New School YearThe new school year is starting with an additional requirement from Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder: genocide education.
Michigan Test Scores Rise, Decline In Subject-Grade AreasM-STEP results released Tuesday show that fewer than half of the students were proficient in 17 of 18 subject-grade tests.
Scores Sagging For High School Grads Taking ACT College TestOfficials say the scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework.

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