school districts

Buena Vista School District Officially Dissolved

A financially struggling Saginaw-area school district has been dissolved, forcing its nearly 400 students to transfer to neighboring districts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2013

Inkster School District Dissolved, Teachers Terminated

The financially struggling Inkster school district has been dissolved and its 2,200 students are being split among four other area school districts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2013

Inkster, Buena Vista Schools Fail To Prove They’re Solvent

The deadline has passed for two Michigan school districts — looking to prove to state officials that they have enough money to open their doors in September for the first day of classes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/22/2013

2 School Districts Given Deadline By State

State officials have given the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts until Monday to secure new loans to finance operations or face being dissolved.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2013

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

AT&T Helps Schools Meet Bandwidth Surge From Common Core State Standards

States and K-12 school districts are turning to AT&T for networking services like ethernet to increase bandwidth speed in preparation for statewide online assessments associated with the Common Core State Standards, an initiative to standardize math and English curricula by the 2014-2015 school year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2013

Snyder Signs Law Letting K-12 Districts Be Closed

Gov. 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2013

House OKs Bills Allowing Schools To Be Dissolved

The legislation would let the state school superintendent and state treasurer jointly determine to dissolve a district with fewer than 2,500 students that is deemed not to be “financially viable.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2013

Mich. Governor Signs ‘Snow Day’ Legislation

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will allow schools with too many snow days to avoid having to schedule extra days in June.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2013

(WWJ Photo, File)

Michigan School Chief To Lead Education Work Group

Michigan’s public education chief says he will oversee a public work group aimed at developing ways to better integrate technology into the education system after the state came under fire for participating in backroom discussions on lower-cost education models.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2013

Michigan Lawmakers Consider ‘Snow Day’ Legislation

School districts in Michigan might soon be able to add extra hours to the school day instead of extending the academic year because of too many “snow days.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2013

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