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10:20 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Michigan colleges partner on historic mineral preservation

HOUGHTON, MI (AP)--   Two of the state's top universities are banding together to preserve the legacy of historic mineral collection in Michigan. 

The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Technological University is curating and exhibiting the University of Michigan's mineral collection. A permanent exhibit featuring specimens from the Ann Arbor school's collection opened Tuesday at the museum in Houghton.

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Education
9:24 am
Wed May 13, 2015

NMU welcomes new provost

New Provost Kerri Schuiling

MARQUETTE, MI--  Northern Michigan University has hired a familiar face as its new provost.

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Education
8:15 am
Thu May 7, 2015

MAPS releases mobile phone app

MARQUETTE, MI--   Want to know what’s going on in the Marquette Area Public Schools district?  There’s now an app for that.  

MAPS has developed a mobile app to make finding information about its schools easier.  The app features calendar events for each school, lunch menus, a staff directory, and news from across the district. 

Officials hope the app improves communication with students, parents, and the public. 

The free app is available for Apple and Android devices at www.launch.customschoolapp.net/marquette.

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Education/Money
8:15 am
Mon April 27, 2015

House school budget differs from Snyder plan in key areas

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's Republican-majority House and Senate budget committees have approved separate plans for more than $13 billion in spending for K-12 schools. 

There are some significant contrasts between those plans, though, especially the House plan compared to Governor Rick Snyder's budget proposal. The House omitted or reduced funding for several centerpiece programs from Snyder's recommendations.

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Education
10:06 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Union doesn't want new test data used in teacher evaluations

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's largest teachers union is asking state officials not to use data from new standardized testing in teacher evaluations. 

Students got started last week on the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, which is given online in most school districts.

Michigan Education Association President Steven Cook said in an open letter Tuesday to Governor Rick Snyder that it's "hearing loud and clear" from its members about test problems.

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