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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

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


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


Ferndale School District creates conservative budget, cuts 27 positions

FERNDALE — Over the past two school years, the Ferndale School District has spent nearly $2.7 million from its fund balance as enrollment numbers continued to decline and the district saw less money coming in.After ...Read More

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.

    Local schools score across spectrum of Top-to-Bottom list

    ST. CLAIR SHORES — A local school is on the Priority School list of the bottom 5 percent of schools as ranked top to bottom, according the Michigan Department of Education.South Lake Middle School had a statewide ...Read More

    Sterling Heights.

    UCS analyzes its Top-to-Bottom rankings

    STERLING HEIGHTS — Another set of state school rankings is topping off the last days of summer vacation in the Utica Community Schools.UCS received its 2013-14 Top-to-Bottom rankings for its schools in August from the ...Read More


    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
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    Royal Oak

    September 1, 2014

    Hairstyling becomes latest art exhibit at Arts, Beats & Eats

    Hairstyling becomes latest art exhibit at Arts, B...Among the paintings and sculptures that filled downtown Royal Oak during the Labor Day weekend for Arts, Beats & Eats, a new art medium took center stage: hair fashion. ...Read More

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