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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

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

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?


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.


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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



Oakland University, Professors Agree On Contract

A proposed tentative agreement has been reached between Oakland University and the faculty union.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/31/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Who Is Your Favorite School Teacher?


Kerry Bentivolio

Congressional Candidate Reprimanded, School Records Show

Congressional candidate Kerry Bentivolio was reprimanded earlier this year for intimidating and threatening students at the Michigan high school where he taught, school records show.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2012

Deduction For Teacher Health Care Ruled Unconstitutional

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled unconstitutional a state law forcing school employees to pay 3 percent of their salary toward retiree health care.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2012

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State Legislature Approves Changes For Teachers

Newly hired Michigan public school employees would pay more for their pensions and no longer receive state-provided health coverage in retirement under legislation now headed to Gov. Snyder’s desk.





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