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Michigan House Passes Education Budget Bills

Republicans in the Michigan House approved a budget deal Thursday for state universities, community colleges and public schools, outvoting Democrats who said it didn’t do enough to make up for last year’s education cuts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2012

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Michigan Charter Schools Grow, But At Modest Pace

While some decisions on openings and closings have yet to be made, it appears that Michigan’s overall number of charter schools will grow by roughly 20 or fewer next fall – adding to the 255 now operating in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2012

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Roy Roberts Reveals Emergency Plan To Overhaul Detroit Public Schools

A new plan to overhaul the way Detroit Public Schools operates is part of an effort to improve academics, stem years of plummeting enrollment and bring in more money to educate students, the district’s emergency financial manager said Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2012

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New Commission To Address Highland Park Schools’ Struggle

The formation of the committee was made in response to Governor Snyder’s decision to appoint an emergency manager for Highland Park Public Schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2012

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Michigan Senate Approves Pledge Of Allegiance Bill

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation to require the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited each day at public schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2011

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Enrollment A Factor In Michigan School Finances

A new report says declining enrollment is one reason many Michigan public schools are facing financial struggles.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2011

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Poll: High Confidence In Teachers Despite Negative Perception Of Schools

Despite low opinions of the nation’s schools, a new poll shows Americans rate their public school teachers more highly now than they have in the past.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2011

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Bobb Plan: Make Failing Schools Into Charter Schools

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb would like to restructure 41 academically failing schools into charter schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2011

Final Arguments Heard In Detroit School Board Suit

A Wayne County Circuit Court judge wants more information before making a decision in a yearlong civil lawsuit aimed at taking academic control away from Detroit Public Schools’ emergency financial manager and restoring it to […]

09/04/2010

Joe Donovan's Detroit History- Two Centuries Of Back To School

Reluctant pupils and taxpayers made education an uphill battle in early Detroit

09/03/2010

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