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Bloomfield Hills.

Get ready, kindergarteners!

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The return of the school year can cause concerns and stress for parents and students. For the little tikes entering the school system for the first time, this anxiety can be overwhelming.Local ...Read More

Center Line, Sterling Heights, Warren.

The 2014-15 school year is underway

The 2014-15 school year is underway WARREN/CENTER LINE/STERLING HEIGHTS — The 2014-15 school year began Sept. 2 for most local districts. And despite the bleak funding for public education in the state, educators remained optimistic about the learning ...Read More

Clinton Township, Macomb Township.

Chippewa Valley gets ‘yellow’ ranking from state

CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley Schools fared pretty well on the Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) 2013-14 Top to Bottom Rankings and Accountability Scorecards, but district officials are ...Read More

Eastpointe, Roseville.

Districts prepare for the new school year

Districts prepare for the new school yearEASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — School is back in session in the East Detroit and Roseville districts, but the ride is always a bumpy one to start.Making sure students get to class on time, are prepared to learn and are ...Read More

Farmington.

District officials, students, parents ready for back to school

District officials, students, parents ready for back to schoolFARMINGTON — Dozens upon dozens of bright-eyed, incoming Farmington High School freshmen packed into the gymnasium early Aug. 22 and got down to the business of fun.These future FHS students — along with junior ...Read More

Farmington Hills.

Middle school technology policy keeps up with the times

FARMINGTON HILLS — With new, shiny technological advances coming out every minute, Dunckel Middle School Principal Allen Archer isn’t too worried about his students getting distracted from learning.“They ...Read More

Ferndale.

Teacher-led conference helps educators keep up on newest practices

Teacher-led conference helps educators keep up on newest practicesFERNDALE — School got underway all across the state this week, but teachers had to report to the classroom a little sooner than students to prepare for the current school year.In Ferndale, the administration took ...Read More

  • Ferndale School District creates conservative budget, cuts 27 positions - 08/28/14
  • Grosse Pointe Woods.

    Middle school teacher studies global change in summer program

    Middle school teacher studies global change in summer programGROSSE POINTE WOODS — Parcells Middle School science teacher Christine Geerer spends her summers soaking up knowledge, working on research that translates to activities and information that she can bring back to her ...Read More

  • Gym to be named after major school supporters - 08/14/14
  • Grosse Pointes.

    Students invited to ‘That’s Entertainment 2014’ show choir workshop

    Students invited to ‘That’s Entertainment 2014’ show choir workshopGROSSE POINTES — There’s a lot of singing and dancing that goes on each summer in the Grosse Pointes as students take part in the annual tradition of attending Michigan’s biggest summer show choir and jazz ...Read More

  • Grosse Pointe Schools forges ahead to lease computers - 08/05/14
  • Harper Woods.

    District officials review state accountability scorecards

    HARPER WOODS — District officials discussed the positive news and what needs improvement after the Michigan Department of Education released its School Accountability Scorecards and Top-to-Bottom rankings earlier this ...Read More

  • Harper Woods Schools brings hands-on energy station to campus - 08/27/14
  • Macomb County.

    SWAT team, COMTEC simulate school emergency

    SWAT team, COMTEC simulate school emergencyMACOMB COUNTY — Members of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team moved stealthily as they approached Powell Middle School in response to a mock hostage situation Aug. 6.Moving in with guidance from ...Read More

    Metro Detroit.

    Preparing a space for going back to school

    Preparing a space for going back to schoolWhether preparing a space for a kindergarten, high school or college student, local experts have some simple suggestions to increase productivity and prepare an ideal study environment.Barbara VanSweden, a parent and ...Read More

  • Dorm room 101 - 08/20/14
  • Rochester.

    County helps RCS, other districts, comply with new emergency drill law

    ROCHESTER — For the 2014-15 school year, Oakland County officials say they are making sure schools are the safest they can possibly be, and that means making sure schools comply with a new emergency drill law. ...Read More

  • Avondale, RCS deemed ‘yellow’ under 2014 Michigan Scorecard system - 08/20/14
  • Roseville.

    Roseville schools approves new middle school reading program

    ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Board of Education unanimously approved a new reading program for both middle schools Aug. 18, which should standardize what kids learn in all the classrooms there.Assistant Superintendent ...Read More

    Royal Oak.

    Following law change, Royal Oak teachers get EpiPen training

    Following law change, Royal Oak teachers get EpiPen trainingROYAL OAK — Seated in a conference room inside the Royal Oak Schools board office Aug. 19, teachers and staff from throughout the district got a lesson on biology — specifically why some people react severely to ...Read More

    St. Clair Shores.

    Back to school basics behind the wheel

    ST. CLAIR SHORES — With three school districts and numerous schools in them, back to school means back to children on the road — whether by bike, car or bus.“The biggest issue we have during the school ...Read More

  • Shores heads back to school - 09/03/14
  • Local schools score across spectrum of Top-to-Bottom list - 08/26/14
  • Sterling Heights.

    Monfort students to find their inner leaders

    Monfort students to find their inner leadersThe start of September means more than just hitting the books for Monfort Elementary School students this year — it is also their window into leadership training.The school introduced The Leader in Me program this ...Read More

  • UCS analyzes its Top-to-Bottom rankings - 08/26/14
  • Troy.

    Bond projects get a good start in Troy schools over break

    Bond projects get a good start in Troy schools over break Construction crews accomplished the Troy School District’s goal of completing a project at each building over the summer.But the planned improvements funded by the 4.7-mill bond voters approved in November have just ...Read More

  • Troy School District scores yellow on state ranking - 08/27/14
  • Warren.

    New administrators welcomed in VDPS

    New administrators welcomed in VDPSWARREN — As school districts continue to make adjustments to keep up with ever-changing state mandates, Van Dyke Public Schools officials created some new administrative positions the school board approved 6-0 at the ...Read More

  • ECC building to be ready by start of school - 08/27/14
  • WWTHS students ‘Make It Work’ - 08/20/14
  • West Bloomfield.

    Students permitted to use laptops in class

    Students permitted to use laptops in classWEST BLOOMFIELD — “I left my homework at school and couldn’t do it” and “Mr. Rebtoy, I went home and forgot what you said,” are no longer acceptable excuses in Abbott Middle School teacher ...Read More

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    October 24, 2014

    Grosse Pointe North pulls for alumnus diagnosed with Ebola

    Dr. Craig Spencer, one of the latest medical workers stricken with the Ebola virus, graduated more than 15 years ago from Grosse Pointe North, but school staff still remembers him as a student who made a positive impact on those around him. ...Read More

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