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At Dixon Academy in Detroit. (credit: WWJ/Pat Sweeting, File)

New Report Ranks Michigan School Districts Financial Health

There’s a new tool to help Michigan school districts determine the state of their financial health. Michigan-based Munetrix has developed a rating system ranking districts from zero for low risk, up to ten for those at highest risk of facing a financial crisis.

08/06/2013

Evaluation System Would Identify ‘Ineffective’ Michigan Teachers

Shape up or be fired: That’s what could happen to teachers deemed ineffective under a proposed system to be considered by state lawmakers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2013

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

credit: Mike Campbell (WWJ)

Farmington Among School Districts To Get Sex Ed Update

One major update is the addition of some new informational videos for students on topics, including on one sexting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2013

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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

Mich. To Offer Preschool To More Poor Children

As many as 16,000 more 4-year-olds will go to preschool in Michigan next school year.

06/02/2013

Police Nab 3 Suspects, 4th Still At Large In Allen Park Area

Three Allen Park schools were on lockdown, Friday afternoon, with an armed suspect on the loose in the neighborhood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/24/2013

(credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Parents Rally To Keep School For Disabled Kids

A group of parents and residents are protesting the closing of Oakman Elementary/Orthopedic School in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2013

(Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

32 New Charter Schools Plan To Open In Michigan

Thirty-two new charter schools that meet “very specific educational needs” are scheduled to open in Michigan this fall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2013

US: District Didn’t Properly Probe Sex Assault Claims

The girls said they were sexually assaulted by the same person – one in a school band room and the other in a school parking lot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

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