SW Michigan

7:32 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Michigan Looking to Replace MEAP Test

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State lawmakers nixed plans to use computer-adaptive test called Smarter Balanced
Lansing State education officials are feverishly working to develop a new statewide assessment with less than eight months to go until the start of high-stakes testing for Michigans K-12 students. The new test, which is replacing the MEAP (the Michigan Education Assessment Program), marks the first time student performance on statewide tests will be part of teacher evaluations in Michigan, starting with the 2014-15 school year.
7:07 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Michigan Schools Superintendent Plans Meetings on Charter School Accountability

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Free Press series raised concerns over accountability of charter schools in state
State school Superintendent Mike Flanagan will meet with Michigan charter school authorizers and charter advocacy groups in two separate meetings this month as he shapes his plan to hold universities and other institutions accountable for the performance of the schools they authorize.
6:52 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Decision Coming Soon on Michigan Wolf Hunt Vote

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Complex political process involved in whether wolves will be hunted
Within two weeks, state election officials are expected to act on a petition that could allow lawmakers to ignore efforts by voters to weigh in on Michigan's second managed wolf hunt. Lawmakers, on vacation and running for re-election, would have to return to Lansing within 40 days of the approval by the state Board of Canvassers.
6:17 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Groups Continue Looking for Solution to Asian Carp

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Disagreement continues over separating Lake Michigan from Chicago area waterways.
WASHINGTON - Six months after the Army Corps of Engineers outlined strategies for keeping Asian carp out of Lake Michigan, policymakers, environmentalists and businesspeople are no closer to any kind of agreement on an acceptable long-term solution.
6:46 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Demolition Begins on Wings of WMU's East Hall

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The wings of East Hall were added in 1908 and 1909
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan University began demolition work on the south wing of East Hall Monday. The core of the historic building, the university's birthplace, is being preserved and turned into a $21 million Alumni Center, set to open in the Fall of 2015.