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Education
10:07 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Protests at MSU over George Will speech

George Will

EAST LANSING, MI (AP)--   Activists say they've delivered petitions signed by tens of thousands of people to Michigan State University opposing an upcoming commencement speech by columnist George Will over his commentary on sexual assault reporting at colleges. 

Organizers say in a release that they marched on the East Lansing university's administration building Wednesday afternoon and submitted the petitions.

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Education
8:13 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Graduation time at NMU

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University holds its winter commencement ceremony this  

weekend. 

Out of 576 students eligible to graduate, around 400 are expected to walk across the stage.  The ceremony starts Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

At the same time, the NMU Board is undergoing changes.  Governor Rick Snyder has named two new trustees to replace outgoing board members. 

Robert Mahaney is the president of The Veridea Group and past president of the Noquemanon Trail Network.  He replaces Gil Ziegler. 

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Education
9:43 am
Wed December 3, 2014

High school testing time could drastically increase

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Education officials in Michigan are concerned that an increase in testing for high school juniors will lead to problems this spring. 

Some principals say testing time will nearly be doubled or tripled, from three days of tests to between five and eight days. They believe classroom instruction will be affected because teachers will be forced to alter lessons.

A deputy superintendent at the Michigan Department of Education says although this much testing isn't ideal, the state cannot decide which law it doesn't want to obey.

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Education
12:03 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Audit: Special ed oversight moderately effective

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Auditors say the state was moderately effective in monitoring Michigan school districts to ensure they have effective special education programs.  

A state audit released last week says the Office of Special Education didn't flag students' noncompliance with annual goals and didn't ensure there were appropriate caseloads at four of seven audited school districts and charter schools.

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Education
7:25 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Tech expands Peace Corps program

HOUGHTON, MI (AP)--   Michigan Technological University is offering more students a chance to earn a master's degree while working in the Peace Corps.  

New degree options under the program include computer science and electrical and computer engineering. Additionally, the School of Forest Resources is expanding its participation to include a master of geographic information science degree.

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