Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Students and staff involved in Advanced Placement testing must report to testing sites.
With one-quarter of the districts bus drivers calling in sick Wednesday, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools cancelled classes. WWJ-AM reports that the move is "an apparent protest" over the district's decision to outsource busing. A notice on the district's website indicated that students and staff involved in Advanced Placement testing are still required to report to their testing sites, because those tests cannot be made up. District spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ the district will be "strategizing today. If this does occur again, we will have a plan in place that we will communicate with our parents,” district spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ. The district made the decision to outsource busing because it couldn't reach an agreement …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Education funding activists, including those from Royal Oak, aim message at lawmakers in Lansing, including Gov. Rick Snyder.
Lansing has seen bigger and perhaps more enthusiastic rallies than Thursday's gathering to support education funding. The activists were undaunted by crowd size. All they cared about was making Michigan's lawmakers hear words like those spoken from the Capitol building's steps by Chris Greig, Farmington Area PTA president. "We have the money. We have a surplus in the K-12 school aid fund," said Greig, who attended the rally with a group from the Farmington Area PTA. "We've collected $455 million more than what we originally thought, already this year. We are projecting an additional $500 million to be reported by the House Fiscal Agency on Monday. We have the money for K-12 education. We must, we must invest in our future today." Greig …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Today's Daily PatchCast features news from Saline-Milan, Plymouth, Canton, Dexter and White Lake.
Saline-Milan: Saline Teachers Join Protest Against Gov. Snyder's Budget Plan Canton: Muslim Women Reach Out to Community Plymouth: New Businesses Bring Something Different to Downtown Plymouth White Lake: Lakeland High Teacher Running for County Commissioner Dexter: Two Businesses Sponsor Cake Competition