SW Michigan

8:29 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Michigan Education Officials and Lawmakers Split on Replacing MEAP Tests

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The MEAP is being phased out in part because it doesn't measure growth
Gridlock continues between Michigan lawmakers and state education officials over which new assessment to give the states K-12 students next school year. At the same time 120,000 Michigan students are field testing the Smarter Balanced assessment the computer-adaptive test
7:42 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Snyder Calls for Quicker Action on Asian Carp

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Governor says greater "atmosphere of crisis" could help reach solution
Editor's note: Great Lakes Echo commentator Gary Wilson sat down with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in Chicago for a one-on-one interview Friday. Here's Wilson's take on what the governor had to say. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder brought his Great Lakes message to Chicago today as the region's governors gathered in Chicago for an annual meeting.
6:14 am
Mon April 28, 2014

New Kellogg Foundation Leader Says it Should Reflect Vision of Founder

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LaJune Montgomery Tabron has worked for the foundation for 26 years
At the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium downtown, the seventh seat in the seventh row is symbolically, perennially reserved for the auditorium's late benefactor.
9:36 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Kellogg Community College Board Chairman Says Trustees Won't be Pressured

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Faculty votes no confidence in college president
The chairman of the Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees said Saturday the board won't be pressured by the faculty's Friday vote of no confidence in President Dennis Bona, who was recently cleared of wrongdoing by a board investigation.
9:30 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Ice Cover Left on Some of Great Lakes

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Lake Michigan still has 15% ice cover, higher than normal for April
Lake Superior is still over 60 percent covered in ice as of yesterday Saturday April 26, 2014. The satellite pictures shown above were the latest I could find that had clear skies and good vision of the ice. These high resolution satellite images come from April 23 and April 24, 2014.

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