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District That Can’t Pay Teachers Lays Off Workers

A Michigan school district that says it can’t afford to pay its teachers has decided to lay off employees and cancel classes Tuesday as it works on a plan to educate students.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2013

Statewide Teacher Evaluations Possible In 2014

A report is expected by June recommending a statewide teacher evaluation system that could be in place for the 2014-15 school year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

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Senate Passes Change In School Worker Sex Laws

The Michigan Senate voted for tougher restrictions on sex between high school employees and students, approving a bill that would make it illegal if students were younger than 21.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2013

School Districts Closed As Teachers Skip Work To Attend Protests

School has been canceled in two Michigan school districts as hundreds of teachers are expected to call in sick Tuesday to join right-to-work demonstrations in Lansing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2012

Judge Upholds Most Aspects Of Teacher Benefits Law

A judge has upheld most aspects of a new law requiring Michigan public school employees to pay more for their pensions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2012

Most Michigan Teachers Get Favorable Ratings

About 97 percent of Michigan’s 96,000 teachers were rated effective or highly effective during the 2011-12 school year, including many who taught at some of the state’s worst-performing schools, according to new state data.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/29/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

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Judge Blocks Full Implementation Of Teacher Benefits Law

A judge has temporarily blocked full implementation of a new law requiring Michigan public school employees to pay more for their pensions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2012

Detroit Public Schools Announces Bonus Plan

The Detroit Public Schools district says it has reached an agreement in principle with its unions on a bonus program for employees tied to the district’s financial performance

08/31/2012

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