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Trump's Selection For Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies During Her Senate Confirmation Hearing
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Betsy DeVos Approved by Senate Committee for Secretary of Education

On Tuesday, a Senate committee approved Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, as chosen by Trump. This means she's one step closer to attaining the position...

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Michigan Students Are Now Required to Learn CPR

Starting in the new school year, Michigan students will be required to learn CPR. The legislation, which was just passed in December, goes into effect beginning in the 2017-18 school year...

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Substitute Teachers are Desperately Needed in Michigan

Michigan is facing a shortage of substitute teachers and it's having a direct affect on schools.

The Detroit Free Press says the lack of substitute teachers,
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"Mega Millions" Lottery Jackpot Tops $220 Million
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Almost $900M From the Michigan Lottery Will Be Sent to School Funds

All those scratch-offs you bought or money you spent on trying to hit that giant Powerball jackpot is going to be put to good use.

The Michigan Lottery will be contributing $889 million towards the School Aid Fund in 2016; the highest number ever contributed...

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Today is ‘Count Day’ for Public Schools

Today, Wednesday, October 7 is one of two designated "count days" as required by the State School Aid Act to determine state funding for Michigan’s K-12 public school districts. Funding is based on the total student count/attendance on those two days. Obviously, it is vitally important that our schools have all of their students in attendance since their vital state funding counts the heads!

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Two Plainfield Township Elementary Schools In “Shelter In Place” Mode

Just seeing on WZZM13 that two elementary schools in Plainfield Township are on lockdown.

Information is sketchy, but Kent County Sheriff's Deputies were responding to a report of a suicidal person in the area of Belmont Avenue and Saddle Drive...

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Grand Rapids Area Schools Get Out Early This Year

It's only the beginning of June but some kids are lucky and have already said goodbye to school.  I never remember getting out this early in the year AND the kids had a lot of snow days too...

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Gun Bill Would Allow Concealed Weapons In Michigan Schools

What is wrong with this picture?  In light of what happened a few weeks back in Arizona, at the political rally where 10 year old Christina Green lost her life, Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and countless others were killed or injured...

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