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Brian Whiston Will Replace Outgoing Mike Flanagan As Head Of M.E.D.

The State Board of Education has selected the superintendent of Dearborn Public Schools to lead the Michigan Education Department.

CBS Detroit–03/18/2015

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State Superintendent Warns He’ll Suspend Charter School Authorizers That Don’t Measure Up

Some organizations that run local charter schools could soon be out of business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014


Michigan Says 55 School Districts Have Deficits

Michigan has a record 55 school districts with deficits, with 10 expecting to be in the black when the fiscal year ends later this month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2013

Buena Vista School District Could Reopen Doors Soon

Reports say the Buena Vista Board of Education approved a deficit elimination plan Tuesday night, potentially ending a freeze on state dollars to the district.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2013

An overflow crowd gathers to discuss the possible payless payday for teachers in Pontiac. (WWJ/Jon Hewett)

Flanagan Approves Plan For Pontiac School District To Avoid Payless Payday

It appears that a payless payday for teachers in one Oakland County school district has been averted.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2013

An overflow crowd gathers to discuss the possible payless payday for teachers in Pontiac. (WWJ/Jon Hewett)

Pontiac Teachers And Staff Address Possible Payless Payday

Teachers and other staff in the Pontiac School District are met Friday night to address the fact that they’ve been told they may not get paychecks next week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2013

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State School Board Extends Mike Flanagan’s Contract

The State Board of Education has given Michigan schools chief Mike Flanagan a one-year contract extension.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2012

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U.S. Education Secretary’s Bus Tour Rolls Into Detroit

Detroit is on U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s roll call Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2011

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‘Michigan Matters’ Education Special

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush comes to Michigan to talk to lawmakers about education reform and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain gets an exclusive interview.

CBS 62–06/17/2011

Low Performing Schools Announced

Is your child’s school making the grade? The Michigan Department of Education has released a list of 92 underperforming schools.