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Wednesday is Count Day: It's important to get your kids to school

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Catholic school in Lansing to discipline students who kneel during pledge
LANSING - A Catholic elementary and middle school in Lansing plans to discipline students who choose not to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. In a letter to parents dated Tuesday, officials at Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir School said kneeling in protest of racial injustice is "not appropriate" during the pledge and national anthem in schools. Beginning Monday, any student who chooses not to stand for the pledge will be sent home for the day, the letter said   Read More ...
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Study: Michigan special education is underfunded by $700M
Special education in Michigan schools is underfunded by $700 million, according to a study released Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, an advocate for special education students. The report concludes that Michigan's special education students need more resources to reach their full potential. "Students with developmental disabilities and learning disabilities should have access to the specialized services they need to learn," Calley said in a news release   Read More ...
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3 Fordson High students charged in alleged hazing
Three Fordson High School students were arraigned Monday on assault and battery charges in connection with an alleged hazing incident involving another student. The students and their parents attended the hearing before Wayne County Juvenile Court Referee Leslie Graves. The Wayne County prosecutor charged the trio of sophomores on allegations that one of them exposed himself to a 13-year-old freshman in a locker room before football practice Oct   Read More ...
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Students learn skills to build a tiny house
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Students learn skills to build a tiny house Patrick Beal, CEO, Detroit Training Center, and Ed Houchen, instructor, Detroit Training Center, speak about the tiny house being built by students at the Detroit Training Center. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
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12 Michigan school districts over-suspend minority students
Twelve Michigan school districts have been cited by the state of Michigan for disciplining black or Hispanic special education students at a rate at least three times higher than other groups. The districts are included on the Michigan Department of Education’s annual list called “Significant Disproportionality,” which identifies school districts — based on suspension and expulsion data — that are disciplining a subgroup of special education students three times more than they statistically should be based on their portion of the student population, said Teri Chapman, director of the MDE’s Office of Special Education   Read More ...
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Student's wintry vision becomes parade float
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Student's wintry vision becomes parade float Yuliana Ortiz, a 7th grader from Clippert Academy in Detroit, designed "The Snowing Mountains" float that will appear at the Thanksgiving Day Parade downtown. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Student’s wintry vision made into Detroit parade float
Buy Photo. Yuliana’s “The Snowing Mountains” won the 26th annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest for America’s Thanksgiving Parade. “It’s exciting,” the Clippert Academy seventh-grader said after the parade float designed from her drawing was unveiled Wednesday at The Parade Co. headquarters. The float featured a snow-covered house on a hill, kids playing and ice skating, a snowman and trees. Yuliana said her love for snow and winter inspired the drawing   Read More ...
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Warren Police: Students may have eaten pot-spiked cereal
Warren Police are investigating a report that three junior high school students were given cereal spiked with drugs. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the department received a call around 10:30 a.m Wednesday about the incident, which happened at the Michigan Math and Science Academy on Dequindre near 11 Mile. Officers were told by the school's staff and parents that three female eighth-grade students were taken to a hospital after they complained about being dizzy and light-headed, Dwyer said   Read More ...
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School worksheet quizzed students on ‘boy toy,’ affairs
Hopewell, Va. – Middle school students in a Virginia home economics class were mistakenly given a worksheet that quizzed them on what an extramarital affair is as well as “boy toy” and “trophy wife.” WTVR reported Monday that the teacher at the school outside Richmond, Virginia, had downloaded the worksheet from the internet. The superintendent for Hopewell schools said it was never part of the curriculum   Read More ...
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Column: Charter and public students are equal
A piece of legislation currently before the Michigan House would allow all public school students — both traditional and charter — to be valued equally by the state. As charter school parents and board members, we strongly support this legislation. We feel that our kids shouldn’t be worth less simply because of the type of public school they attend. The legislation (Senate Bill 574) deals with regional enhancement millages, which are public school millages that voters must approve on a countywide basis   Read More ...
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Letter: Follow models to better education
Buy Photo. Creating immediate and long-lasting improvements in Michigan schools requires that everyone from policymakers to community members recognize four core needs and work together to address them simultaneously. The needs are easy to innumerate: Schools must be student- and achievement-centered; teachers must have access to results-oriented training, year-round mentoring and classroom-ready materials; students must have classroom and lab equipment and sufficient time-on-task; students must see how their course work connects to the local workforce and they need to interact with local professionals to whom they can relate   Read More ...
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Snyder OKs bill to expand scholarship program to Flint
Flint — High school graduates in Flint and four other Michigan communities could benefit from the state’s “promise” scholarship program under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The Promise Zone law allows communities that secure enough private funding to use some state tax revenue to pay students’ college tuition. The program is currently limited to 10 high-poverty areas. The bill Snyder signed Monday in Flint — which is recovering from a water crisis — authorizes 15 zones   Read More ...
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Michigan State University student hit by car, dies
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a Michigan State University student has died after being struck by a car. East Lansing police say the student was hit about 5:45 a.m. Friday and investigators believe that the student was walking in a roadway in East Lansing at time. The student was identified by police as a 23-year-old man. His name and hometown weren't immediately released   Read More ...
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Fired teacher charged in biting of 2-year-old student
Covington, La. — A preschool teacher accused of biting a 2-year-old student on the face has been arrested on a charge of felony cruelty to a juvenile in Louisiana. News outlets report 28-year-old Heather Marcotte was arrested Wednesday after being fired from Northlake Christian School in Covington. She told police she bit the boy in frustration over his behavior. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer   Read More ...
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Our Editorial: Treat all public school students fairly
The Michigan Legislature is moving quickly on a bill that would give charter schools access to so-called regional enhancement property taxes. This is a fair measure that would help stop the treatment of charter school students as second-class citizens. Despite the uproar over charters in this state — fueled largely by the teachers union — these schools are still public schools that survive on public dollars   Read More ...
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Lawsuit: Ann Arbor teacher taped shut the mouth of student with cerebral palsy
A teacher at an Ann Arbor school taped shut the mouth of a student with cerebral palsy as part of a pattern of abuse, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday against the teacher, her supervisor and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. Nesa Johnson, a teacher at High Point School, "literally taped ... shut" the student's mouth in March 2016 to keep her quiet because she was "making noises" consistent with her disability, according to the seven-figure lawsuit filed in Detroit by the student's mother, Doreen Smith   Read More ...
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Grand Rapids elementary teacher accused of physical altercation with student
A now former Grand Rapids elementary school teacher was put on leave several weeks ago, after he was accused of being involved in an altercation with a student. The student involved alleges he was choked and physically removed from the classroom by Kent Hills Elementary School teacher Robert Spaeth. The Grand Rapids Public Schools district handed their investigation over to the police and the Kent County Prosecutor, who conducted their own investigation and found the incident did not elevate to the level of "assault   Read More ...
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Harper Woods student charged over alleged gun gesture
A 14-year-old Harper Woods High School student was charged with one count of disturbing the peace and one count of assault and battery Friday after he allegedly made a hand gesture toward another student. The alleged incident occurred around 11 a.m. Tuesday at the school in the 20200 block of Beaconsfield. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said the alleged incident, described by the teen’s lawyer as mimicking a gun gesture, was observed by a staff member at the school   Read More ...
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Harper Woods High School student arrested for taunts, threats
A 14-year-old Harper Woods High School student is facing charges of disturbing the peace and assault and battery stemming from an incident earlier this week. According to the Wayne County prosecutor's office, the incident happened at about 11 a.m. last Tuesday when a high school staffer witnessed the 14-year-old taunting and making a hand gesture toward another student. The student was suspended the same day   Read More ...
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Harper Woods student in custody, accused of threatening shooting
Harper Woods — A 14-year-old male student was being held in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention facility Thursday after he was accused of making threats to shoot at students, Harper Woods police said. Police said the student, who attends Harper Woods High School, was in custody after allegedly making threats during school hours. Police said he has been suspended from school   Read More ...
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Enrollment hits record high at University of Michigan
Buy Photo. At the state’s most prestigious public university, 11,489 Michigan students applied to get into the 2017 fall class. Of those, less than half — 44.5 percent — were offered admission to the University of Michigan, and 3,537 accepted. The new in-state UM students are part of the university’s record-breaking enrollment figures, with 46,002 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, up 2   Read More ...
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Detroit public school enrollment up for 1st time in 15 years
Enrollment in the Detroit Public Schools Community District is up 3.8% over last year - a gain of 1,808 students that has boosted enrollment to its highest levels in years. The count: 50,100 students. It's the first enrollment increase in the district in 15 years, the district announced this morning. The data was being announced at a news conference this morning at Charles Wright School on the city's far west side   Read More ...
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Detroit students see state Supreme Court at work
Detroit school students got to witness justice in action firsthand Wednesday as the Michigan Supreme Court held oral arguments at Cass Tech High School. It was the first time in the court’s history that it has held a session in a Detroit public school. Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones invited the court to Cass Tech, where students from schools across the city gathered to hear the legal arguments in a Wayne County case   Read More ...
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Gilbert, Big Sean share lessons with Detroit students
Buy Photo. Detroit — Several hundred Detroit Public School Community District students got a break from their typical math and science lessons and started their school day rapping as a deejay spun Big Sean’s “One Man Can Change the World.” On Monday morning, 400 middle and high school students packed the Gem Theatre in Detroit to hear billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert and rapper Big Sean share career lessons and advice   Read More ...
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More Michigan students enrolled in Career-Tech Ed
Buy Photo. Auburn Hills — There is a waiting list to get into Martin Ballard’s classes at Avondale High School, where students learn by getting their hands on expensive digital tools. Along with drones and 360-degree cameras, a $20,000 laser cutter and a $25,000 3-D printer are part of a cache of innovative equipment new this fall to Ballard’s classroom, where six Career and Technical Education courses are taught at the Oakland County school   Read More ...
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Giving up GPA rankings, schools create a path to mediocrity | Reader feedback
Several high schools throughout the country are now experimenting with eliminating recognition of students with a high GPA. In fact, some schools have curtailed the labeling of a valedictorian or salutatorian. The rational is that some students feel intimidated by fellow students who are studious, are educationally driven and strive to be accepted at prestigious colleges. On the other hand, there are some who counter that many of these high GPA scholars do not avail themselves of the more difficult courses and thus their high grades are somewhat inflated   Read More ...
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Column: Michigan can learn from top education states
Over the last several weeks, contributors from a range of sectors have described a sad truth that has been revealed by the data for years. For nearly every group of students, Michigan’s public education system is simply not meeting the needs of students, and as a result, far too many Michigan students are not prepared to succeed after high school. Once an average state for educational performance, Michigan is now in the bottom 10 states for many measures   Read More ...
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Detroit Country Day School invests $30M in buildings
Amid student and faculty fanfare, Detroit Country Day School kicked off a $14 million renovation and expansion of its Middle School on Tuesday. The project will provide students with enhanced learning spaces and new technology and allow fifth-grade students to be added to the Middle School building through grade level learning centers created for grades 5 and 6 and grades 7 and 8, school officials said   Read More ...
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U-M students debate, shout down 'Bell Curve' author Charles Murray
Buy Photo. As many in the crowd chanted, turned out lights and played loud noises on their cell phones, Bryan Ransom approached the stage. The University of Michigan graduate student climbed up next to Charles Murray — the object of the protest — and waved for silence from those gathered at Palmer Commons. For the next several minutes, he and Murray calmly went back and forth on whether Murray's 1994 book — The Bell Curve — was arguing that black people naturally had lesser intelligence than white people   Read More ...
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University of Michigan's need to grow political diversity faces challenges
When Charles Murray, the conservative-libertarian author, scholar and lecturer, takes the stage tonight at the University of Michigan, he'll be standing on a campus struggling to find its footing with issues of race and politics. There have been racially offensive flyers posted; protest marches that have shut down streets; a student kneeling for hours in protest in the Diag; a Twitter hashtag about Being Black at U-M flourished; and endless discussions about race and power — all in recent years   Read More ...
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College enshrines healthy living in bricks, mortar
Burlington, Vt. — Pledges by college students to eschew drugs and alcohol are old hat. Now they’re meditating, working out, practicing yoga, eating healthfully, and at least one school, the University of Vermont, it has become a bona fide lifestyle. In UVM’s Wellness Environment, known as WE, students live in a new, big substance-free dorm, take a required class in what affects the health of their brains and bodies, and are given incentives to stay healthy like access to a free gym membership, nutrition and fitness coaches and an app that tracks their activities   Read More ...
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More Women's Convention scholarships open up for metro Detroit, Michigan women and girls
Michigan women, it's not too late. The Women's March has opened up 31 more scholarships for Michiganders to attend the Women's Convention Oct. 27-29 in Detroit. It also has 30 new scholarships available for girls and young women (ages 11 to 22) of color who would like to learn to be leaders and potentially one day run for political office. The first national Women's Convention in 40 years is coming to Cobo Center later this month, and organizers have said it's important to them to ensure that Detroiters and people from Michigan are part of it   Read More ...
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Oxford student charged in scuffle with deputy
Rochester Hills — An 18-year-old Oxford High School student was charged Thursday after authorities say he assaulted his ex-girlfriend at the school and tried to grab a deputy’s gun, causing it to fire. Garrett Robert Brodeur of Oxford Township was arraigned in 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills on charges of attempt to disarm a peace officer, a five-year felony; assault resist/obstruction, a two-year felony, and assault and battery, which carries a penalty of 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine   Read More ...
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Detroit schools count 48,511 students on Wednesday, above budget projections
Buy Photo. Count Day for the Detroit Public Schools Community District provided some good news. But there's even better news. The district, which has been shedding students for years, had 48,511 students show up for classes Wednesday, one of two important days of the year in which the enrollment helps determine how much state aid schools receive. That's above the 48,309 the district needed to hit to meet its budget projections   Read More ...
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Two Milford students suspended after 'prank' of writing threat on candy
Two Milford High School students remain out of school this week after administrators Monday became aware of a threat written on a gummy fish candy. One student wrote the threat — which later was determined to be a prank — and the other posted a photo of it on the internet. The message claimed the writer was suicidal and wanted to kill everyone in Milford   Read More ...
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For-profits blamed for many student debt defaults
Washington — Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public educational institutions, according to a federal study published Wednesday. The report by the National Center of Education Statistics looks at students who began their undergraduate education in 2003 and defaulted on at least one loan over the next 12 years   Read More ...
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Students are missing attributes critical for success
Buy Photo. Michigan has been talking about comprehensive school reform for decades. Unfortunately, our words have not turned into results, and our students have paid the price. When comparing national test scores of basic skills, Michigan students are falling behind their peers, putting them at a distinct disadvantage in terms of their economic competitiveness and personal prosperity. Perhaps one of the biggest untold stories about these declines is that it is true for students across the socio-economic spectrum, from schools in upscale suburban bedroom communities to schools in our inner cities to our most remote rural zip codes   Read More ...
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Oakland County deputy's gun discharged by student trying to disarm him during arrest, officials say
OXFORD, Mich. - An Oakland County deputy's handgun was fired Tuesday when an 18-year-old student tried to disarm him during an arrest, officials with Oxford Community Schools said in a letter to parents and guardians. The student was being arrested around 4:10 p.m. when he resisted arrested and tried to disarm the deputy from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the school announced   Read More ...
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Michigan schools prepare for vital Count Day
State aid to each district is based on the number of students legally enrolled on Count Day. To be counted, a student must be in attendance and receive instruction in all classes on Count Day, according to the Michigan Department of Education.   Read More ...
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Wednesday is Count Day: It's important to get your kids to school
Buy Photo. Let's be clear: Michigan school officials want kids in school every day. "There's just a hard, truthful reality to m. aking sure that students are there that day," said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent for the Detroit Public Schools Community District. "But we want to try to build that culture so that that's happening every day, for students in every school   Read More ...
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