Education

ISHPEMING, MI--   Ishpeming’s superintendent of schools is looking for other employment. 

John Summerhill says he’s been applying for downstate jobs.  He has two years left on his three-year contract. 

At a recent school board meeting Summerhill asked to get his job evaluation privately.  One board member said the evaluation wasn’t good or bad. 

Details on Summerhill’s job search or his future in Ishpeming are unclear at this point.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Five Upper Peninsula colleges are getting $1.3 million in federal funding to help students graduate. 

The money through the Department of Education’s TRIO Student Support Services Program aims to help first-generation college students, low-income individuals, and students with disabilities. 

Northern Michigan University will receive $300,249; Gogebic Community College, $247,580; Finlandia University is getting $286,598; Bay de Noc Community College, $292,362; and Bay Mills Community College will receive $247,583.

Michigan lawmakers near OK of 'early warning,' loan bills

Jun 30, 2015

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan is close to finalizing legislation requiring school districts with fund balances below 5 percent to tell the state the assumptions used when adopting their budgets. 

The "early warning" bills are an effort by Gov. Rick Snyder and the Legislature to catch financial problems before schools end up under state emergency management. Under legislation up for a final vote Tuesday, the state could declare that a potential for "fiscal stress" exists and require districts to submit deficit-elimination plans in certain circumstances.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University wants to expose young people to the skilled trades. 

NMU is offering summer camps in July that focus on welding, construction, crime scene investigation, cosmetology, culinary arts, bicycle repair, and small engine repair.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Tuition at Northern Michigan University is going up, but will remain within the cap to receive state funding.  

Thursday the Board of Trustees approved a 3.2 percent increase.  That translates into $149 more per semester for a full-time resident undergraduate.  The annual cost will be $9,383. 

Next year NMU will keep its rank of having the second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan’s public universities. 

The board also voted to increase graduate tuition.  Resident graduate students will pay $474 per credit hour, an increase of $33. 

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