Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Rick Snyder’

Illegal strike by Detroit teachers shuts down 18 schools

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DETROIT – Hundreds of Detroit public school teachers broke the law Thursday when they skipped school to protest Gov. Rick Snyder’s announcement in Lansing proposing an overhaul of the Detroit public school system.
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Michigan bans college student athlete unions

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LANSING, Mich. – Michigan lawmakers want the state’s college student athletes to focus on academics, rather than their employment and collective bargaining while attending school.
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Advocates of more public education spending ignoring billions in funds

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LANSING, Mich. – A number of advocates for more state funding for K-12 public education are making claims about cuts, but they’re ignoring $2 billion in additional state education funding, which is as much as 30 percent of state funding for some school districts.
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Michigan panel recommends performance-based evaluation system

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By Victor Skinner
EAGnews.org

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness – a state-appointed panel of education experts – is suggesting the state impose a more performance-based teacher evaluation system on Michigan schools after years of research and a pilot study on the issue.
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