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"Gordon Elementary School in Marshall is one of 13 Michigan schools that have been recognized by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan as this year’s National Blue Ribbon Schools." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Kalamazoo College topped the list of high performing private liberal arts colleges in the state. While Western Michigan University placed fifth among Michigan’s public universities. The rankings were based on graduation rates and average student salary ten years after beginning college. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Michigan State University violated federal law in the handling of sexual assaults on its campus, a federal oversight agency has found. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) said the university did not act promptly to handle two reports of sexual assault. They also found the university did not have proper procedures and policies in place to handle sexual assault/" (Detroit Free Press)

The White House summit will be followed by 12 to 15 regional meetings

The U.S. Department of Education says this should cover all but a $10 co-pay for low-income students taking an Advanced Placement test.