10:16 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Rhinelander students suspended for sexting

RHINELANDER, WI (AP)--   Oneida County prosecutors have decided to educate, but not criminally charge Rhinelander students who shared explicit photos electronically. 

The Rhinelander school district and Oneida County Sheriff's officials say the investigation into sexting on and off school premises has concluded. The students involved were given a 1-day suspension and those involved in athletics will serve appropriate game suspensions.

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10:35 am
Fri November 14, 2014

New student testing set

LANSING, MI (AP)--   State education officials have updated standardized testing for public school students across Michigan. 

Details of the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, were announced Thursday.

The new tests known as M-STEP replace the 44-year-old Michigan Educational Assessment Program. They'll be used until a long-term testing system is found for spring 2016.

The Michigan Legislature ordered the new test beginning next spring. It's online with a paper-and-pencil option.

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10:12 am
Thu November 13, 2014

U.P. students heading downstate for Lego competition

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   Students from teams at two Upper Peninsula schools will compete next month in a statewide science and technology competition in Flint. 

Teams from Bothwell Middle School in Marquette and Washington Middle School in Calumet will compete December 13 in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Lego League Competition. The event is billed as a battle of ingenuity and good sportsmanship.

The U.P. teams were tops among 10 teams competing last weekend at Northern Michigan University.

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10:39 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Some MI schools need more time to accommodate online testing


LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan school administrators whose buildings aren't ready for new online standardized testing may request a waiver from the state. 

The Detroit Free Press reports the deadline for applying to use paper and pencil exams is Nov. 7. Testing begins in April.

Some schools don't have needed technology in place. Department spokeswoman Jan Ellis says officials want to ensure there's enough time to get enough supplies. The ACT, which has been part of the state's high school exam, will continue to be offered in a paper version.

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9:11 am
Fri September 26, 2014

CMU to teach students how to brew beer

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (AP)--   Colleges and beer have a long shared history, and Central Michigan University is taking that partnership to a new level with the creation of a program to train and certify 

experts in "fermentation science." 

Central Michigan this week announced plans to launch the program in fall 2015. It's aimed particularly at supporting and boosting the state's fast-growing craft brewing industry.

Microbrewers now generate an estimated $1 billion in annual economic activity in Michigan.

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