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Western Michigan University Professor Walter Burt says “There are no secrets when it comes to school consolidation. It needs to be transparent.” 

"ALBION - While Marshall Public Schools' potential annexation of Albion Public Schools has dominated the conversation about Albion's future, some have thrown their support behind another plan that would eventually return local control to Albion." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Legislative hearings are underway on a plan to keep Detroit Public Schools from going broke. 

"The increasingly controversial emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools is stepping down. Darnell Earley will be leaving the district Feb. 29, according to Gov. Rick Snyder. In a statement Tuesday morning, Snyder said he will appoint a replacement before the end of the month. The statement said Earley notified Snyder Tuesday. (Detroit News)

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Bills meant to crack down on teacher “sickout” protests are moving forward in the Michigan Senate. The bills would define the sickouts as illegal teacher strikes in state law.