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Fremont teacher builds partnership with northern Japanese city

 

Fremont Middle School teacher Loren Edwards founded the Fremont-Yahaba Friendship City Program.

A random suggestion by a friend took Fremont Middle School teacher Loren Edwards to Yahaba, Japan, in 1989 to teach English.

Senate passes legislation to dissolve Buena Vista and Inkster school districts

The state Senate narrowly passed legislation Wednesday to dissolve the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts and leave employees in those dissolved districts without jobs in the receiving districts.

Lawmakers demand Snyder put brakes on EAA expansion

State lawmakers are calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to step away from his plan to expand the Education Achievement Authority, following a series of startling revelations about the corporate-backed school district.

Education budgets go to governor’s desk for approval

The House and Senate this week passed education funding bills that provide slight increases for K-12 schools, community colleges and universities — but still fall short of providing proper funding for public education.

Education budgets go to governor’s desk for approval

The House and Senate this week passed education funding bills that provide slight increases for K-12 schools, community colleges and universities — but still fall short of providing proper funding for public education.

Saginaw Township school employees lend aid to Buena Vista teachers

Saginaw Township Education Association President Peter Tyson presents Buena Vista Education Association President Joe Ann Nash with gift cards donated to Buena Vista teachers.

Saginaw Township school employees raised about $1,200 to help teachers in the Buena Vista School District, who haven’t been paid since May 10.

Budget surplus should go toward restoring education cuts

Leaders from across Michigan are calling on Gov. Rick Snyder and state legislators to invest a newfound budget surplus into public schools, to help make up for  the massive cuts previously made to K-12 education.

Buena Vista slated to reopen by week’s end

Passage of a last-minute deficit elimination plan and coordination with the state should allow the Buena Vista School District to reopen as early as Friday, nearly two weeks after the school board shuttered the district’s doors.

Officials widely condemned for allowing Buena Vista School District to shut down

The Buena Vista School District closed its doors this week after running out of money due to gross financial mismanagement by local and state officials.

Local and state officials are facing widespread condemnation for allowing the Buena Vista school district to shut down during the school year after it ran out of money due to gross financial mismanagement.

 

Major virtual schools report uncovers underperforming schools, recommends halt of their expansion

In the past decade, virtual education has moved quickly to the top of the K-12 public education reform agenda, with proponents arguing that technology revolutionizes teaching and learning at a reduced cost — despite a lack of substantive research to back up those claims.

The lack of research on virtual teaching and learning led the National Education Policy Center, with funding from the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, to compile the first in a series of objective analyses regarding virtual schools.

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