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Flint Schools Make Payroll Thanks To Last-Minute Grant

Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins says the money was released from the state and hit the Flint School District’s books on Monday.

CBS Detroit–10/03/2014

No Vote On Expansion Of District For Bad Schools

The Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year without authorizing the expansion of a state turnaround district for failing public schools, again thwarting Gov. Rick Snyder’s push for the legislation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2013

Michigan Considers Grading Schools From A To F

Michigan’s new color-coded school accountability system already could be up for an overhaul just two months after its debut.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2013

Study Gives Michigan Charter Schools Good Marks

A new study shows Michigan is among 10 states in which charter school performance has outpaced traditional public school growth in both math and reading.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2013

Rhee

Rhee: To Fix Schools, Honor Good Teachers, Identify And Fire Bad Ones

Controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee says there are hundreds of thousands of wonderful teachers in America who do “heroic” work. But that doesn’t mean ineffective teachers shouldn’t be identified and fired.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2013

Chad Smith, drummer to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was raised in Bloomfield Hills. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Drummer, Mich. Native Chad Smith Lobbies For Music Education

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer and Lahser High School graduate Chad Smith says he’s a prime example of why music education is needed in public schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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State Legislature Approves Changes For Teachers

Newly hired Michigan public school employees would pay more for their pensions and no longer receive state-provided health coverage in retirement under legislation now headed to Gov. Snyder’s desk.

08/15/2012

Teachers Union rally (file photo WWJ)

AFT Chief: Teachers, Public Education Under Attack

The president of the American Federation of Teachers says anti-labor campaigns around the country threaten teachers’ well-being and the group’s “very existence as a union.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2012

Senate Delays Vote On Changes For Teachers

Long-sought changes to the state public school employees’ retirement system have been delayed by weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2012

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