"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. 

"ALBION - Albion Public Schools ended an era this week with celebration. On Thursday and Friday, the school district bid farewell to its middle school students before they begin attending other schools next week." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"BENTON HARBOR — “I am overwhelmed and humbled” was the response from Shelly Mills-Walker when she was told by phone the Benton Harbor school board chose to offer her the superintendent position Thursday." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"After spending the last several months as interim president, Mark O'Connell has been officially appointed to be Kellogg Community College's new president." (Battle Creek Enquirer)