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Michigan Senate Approves New Teacher Evaluation Standards Based Partially On Student Test Scores

The bill would initially base 25% of an evaluation on student growth and testing data, rising to 40% in 2018-19 and beyond.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2015

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Michigan Senate To OK Teacher Evaluation Changes

Teacher evaluations would be based in part on students’ standardized test scores, including how they progress over the year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

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18 Detroit Schools Forced To Close As Teachers Rally In Lansing Against Snyder’s ‘Reprehensible’ New Education Plan

“This is the kind of thing that leads to teacher strikes and a rebellion in a city that will not allow more destruction of its public schools.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2015

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Taylor Teachers Opposed To Union Win Contract Challenge

A state labor board says a 10-year contract between a Detroit-area school district and employees was a “reckless” attempt to get around Michigan’s right-to-work law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2015

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Emergency Manager: Detroit School District May Need Layoffs

The layoffs might be needed to help close a deficit of about $170 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2015

Potholes in Highland Park. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Roads Top Michigan Legislature’s Lame-Duck Agenda

Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2014

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Judge: Michigan Teachers Can Exit Union Anytime

Michigan’s largest teachers’ union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2014

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STEM Education: The Campaign To Recruit STEM Educators

The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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Detroit Public Schools Cancels Planned 10 Percent Teacher Pay Cut

The district’s emergency manager also announced DPS would not be increasing class size.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/26/2014

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