Tests Show Elevated Levels Of Lead At Howell Elementary SchoolThe school district began a water-testing program in its schools in light of the lead-contamination crisis in Flint.
New Report Ranks Best Elementary, Middle Schools In MichiganThe report found that Michigan's 15 worst-performing schools all operate in Detroit.
New Technology Making Its Way Into The ClassroomIn the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.
Janitor Offers Students $1 To Beat Up 4th-GraderThe janitor was fired after offering two students $1 to "rough up" a fellow fourth-grader who made disparaging remarks about her.
Detroit School Kids 'Scared To Death' By Lunch Hour Police RaidDetroit Police Chief James Craig says a drug raid near a west side elementary school should not have happened.
Snyder Signs Law Letting K-12 Districts Be ClosedGov. Rick Snyder signed a law earlier this week laying the groundwork for two deficit-ridden Michigan school districts to be closed before the fall and for their students to be sent to schools nearby.
Some Parents Upset With Response To Gun In SchoolSome parents are upset that they got letters instead of immediate notification after a first grader brought an unloaded gun to school.
Michigan House OKs Failing School Oversight BillThe Republican-led House approved legislation to give the state control over more of Michigan's lowest-performing public schools, sparking a fiery debate over the course of action needed to help persistently failing students succeed in the classroom.
Michigan House Panel Passes School Oversight BillA Republican-controlled education committee on Wednesday forwarded to the full House for a vote a bill that would expand the state's authority to take the reins at low-performing schools.
Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School StudentsThe first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.
Birney K-8 School Set To Reopen On MondayBirney K-8 School in Southfield will reopen Monday after being closed this past week due to a water main break.
Birney School In Southfield Closed Due To Water IssuesThe boiler room and connecting underground tunnels of Birney K - 8 School on Evergreen were founded flooded Sunday afternoon.