Education

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(MPRN-Lansing) A free market think-tank says the use of private contractors in public schools has grown over the last decade-and-a-half. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Teacher Anne Lape says it’s normal for students to be anxious about the start of a new school year. But she says parents should be aware of the signs that a child is suffering from anxiety.


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(MPRN-Lansing) Many states across the country cut funding for public higher education during the Great Recession. A new report shows the money hasn’t been replaced in most states – including in Michigan. 

8th graders work on a math assignment at Covert Public Schools
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan State Board of Education deadlocked along party lines Tuesday on a model student code of conduct. The major issue was protecting students from discrimination based on their gender identity. 

Gordon Evans / WMUK

Western Michigan University’s new president says he is spending his first days on the job getting to know people on campus and in the community. Edward Montgomery officially began his duties as Western president on Tuesday. 


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