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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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Education
9:12 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Lawmakers not in agreement over Snyder's school funding plan

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Governor Rick Snyder's proposed $75 million for distressed school districts is facing skepticism from the House and Senate. 

Snyder called for the money in his budget address to help the state's 56 school districts that have a deficit.

For schools that project to still have a shortfall by July, their deficit could total more than $242 million. Detroit Public Schools alone projects a $164.5 million deficit.

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Education
2:25 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Watch the Robotics State Championship 'live' stream

Credit dptv.org

The 'live' stream runs from 9am-5pm Saturday, April 11.

  For the fourth year in a row, Detroit Public Television will showcase the ingenuity and expertise of young engineers as part of our award-winning coverage of the FIRST In Michigan Robotics State Championship. This year’s coverage will include a live web stream of the competition on Saturday, April 11th from 9am until 5pm EDT at http://dptv.org/robotics, as well as a one-hour broadcast of the event on May 6 at 8pm EDT.

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Education
7:16 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Journalists' group calls for advisor's reinstatement at The North Wind

Cheryl Reed

MARQUETTE, MI--   The North Wind Board of Directors has decided not to rehire the newspaper’s faculty advisor, and a national group is calling for a reversal of that decision. 

In a meeting April 3 the board voted not to reappoint Cheryl Reed as advisor in the coming school year, and also denied the application of current managing editor Michael Williams for the editor-in-chief post.

Reed believes the move is in retaliation for her defense of the North Wind’s coverage of stories that put the university in an unfavorable light. 

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Education
8:09 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Finlandia on list of schools getting extra attention over finances

HANCOCK, MI (AP)--   Seven private Michigan colleges and universities—including Finlandia University—are on a list of hundreds of institutions getting additional scrutiny for financial or compliance issues. 

The Detroit Free Press reports the schools are on a list released last week by the Education Department.

The so-called heightened cash monitoring is from the department's Federal Student Aid Office.

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