LANSING, MI (AP)--   The fiscal health of each public school in Michigan now can be viewed on a new website. 

The Michigan Treasury Department says the MI School Financial Dashboard is easy to use and provides visual financial data about local and intermediate school districts and public academies.

It also features data on revenues and expenditures, enrollment and per-pupil funding. Schools are required to report such data to the Center for Educational Performance and Information.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder may encounter some student protestors when he gives Northern Michigan University’s May commencement address.

Graduating senior Nathan Frischkorn is part of the Facebook group Protest Snyder at Graduation. He says the governor’s failure to address the Flint water crisis is the main reason they’re against his presence. Frischkorn says that Snyder is just too divisive.

“We don’t think that a politician should be the commencement speaker, especially in such a politically heated climate,” he says.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The state schools chief wants to let local districts experiment with student testing.

State Superintendent Brian Whiston says Michigan will file for a federal waiver to allow five percent of the state’s school districts to opt out of the M-STEP and try their own tests.

Whiston says technology and social media are changing how kids learn, and student testing should reflect that.

“And kids are going to do very well at it because it’s where they’re at,” he says.

Whiston notes student testing has not kept up with how kids think.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   The Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees has endorsed the selection of the school’s next president. 

Rodney Hanley will become LSSU’s next leader no later than July 1. He comes from Fisk University in Nashville, having served as provost and vice president for academic affairs for the past four years.

The Board of Trustees voted to hire Hanley at a meeting in Sault Ste. Marie Friday. Peter Mitchell has served as interim president since the unexpected death of President Thomas Pleger in May.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette Senior High School was on “secure mode” for a while Thursday afternoon. 

A message saying graffiti was found in one of the bathrooms was sent out to parents. The administration contacted City Police, who conducted an investigation.

Officials say they found no threat to the safety of students and staff. They say they’ll continue to work diligently to ensure a safe and positive environment for students.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   State schools superintendent Brian Whiston is stepping down to concentrate on his battle with cancer. 

Whiston was named superintendent in 2015, and set a goal of making Michigan one of the nation’s top 10 states when it comes to the quality of schools within 10 years.  He says plans that have been put in place to turn around struggling schools make that possible.

“They’re just now in progress,” he said, “and it’s just very sad to me that I won’t be part of seeing whether they all worked or not.”

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (AP)--    An official from Fisk University in Tennessee has been named the next president of Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie.

Lake Superior State says Monday the appointment of Rodney S. Hanley is effective July 1, pending approval by the school's Board of Trustees. Hanley has served at Fisk University in Nashville as provost and vice president for academic affairs since 2014.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's 15 public universities are asking the state Legislature to delay voting on bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, expressing concern about measures that would retroactively extend the time victims would have to file lawsuits and remove an immunity defense for 

governmental agencies.

The Senate may vote this week on the legislation backed by victims of the imprisoned former doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Students and staff in the Marquette Area Public Schools district will take part in Wednesday’s 17-minute national school walkout. 

The event was created, in part, to honor the 17 people killed at the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. MAPS Superintendent William Saunders says his administration has worked closely with students and staff to develop a structured mechanism to support their wishes.

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EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Protesters crowded into a remote corner of the Michigan State University campus Monday. Police estimate about 500 people showed up to demonstrate against white supremacist Richard Spencer. Two dozen people were arrested following violent confrontations. 

Ian Wendrow is a recent MSU graduate. He carried a wooden sign he made with his father. It’s a flag with red and black and a Star of David in the middle.