Schools

A NOBLE Fight Against Bullying

With a new school year underway, students have a lot to worry about: Getting good grades, making friends and hoping they won’t be the victims of bullies. Despite increased public awareness of the problem, local anti-bullying experts say the numbers are still staggering.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2013

21 Detroit Schools To Stay Open 7 Days A Week

DPS announced that select schools will now remain open 12 hours a day, seven days-a-week — offering some new programs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2013

Report: 75% Of Detroit Schools Don’t Provide Adequate Education

An annual ranking shows that only one-quarter of the schools in Detroit are providing an adequate education for its students.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2013

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

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