Education

Detroit gets its first Little Free Library

Detroit on Thursday saw the installation of the first of the twenty tiny libraries that are to be put up as part of the Little Free Libraries movement in the Motor City.

Todd Bol, the founder of the Little Free Libraries movement, oversaw the installation of a small, glass-enclosed wooden... read more

Warren Mott High School student pulled from pool unconscious

A Warren Mott High School student was rushed to the nearby St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital on Monday, after he was pulled from the school's swimming pool unconscious.

The 16-year-old student, whose identity has not been revealed by school authorities, lost consciousness during a swimming... read more

Grand Rapids school board approves new contract with Child Discovery Center

Grand Rapids school board on Monday approved a new three-year contract with the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center - the area's only charter school authorized by the district.

The three-year district contract is retroactive to 1st of July, 2014, and scheduled to run through 30th of June... read more

‘Read to Succeed’ program helps Lansing area weak students

The Capital Area Literacy Coalition's "Read to Succeed" program, which helps Lansing area students in developing literacy skills after the school day ends, is celebrating 30 years of its sincere efforts.

The program recruits MSU students and provides them with professional training to... read more

Ann Arbor School District gets $1.4M grant for annexing Whitmore Lake schools

Ann Arbor Public School District will be provided with a grant of $1.4 million by the state government for the proposed annexation of Whitmore Lake schools, the Michigan Department of Education confirmed on Friday.

The grant will come from a fund of $4.3 million that has been created to... read more

Lansing receives federal grant to prevent school violence

The Lansing School District has received a $760,000 grant as first annual installment of a five-year federal grant that aims to promote cultural awareness and prevent violence.

Sergio Keck, chief of instructional support programs for the school district, said they would create a new... read more

Tata Tech, Detroit Lions bring STEM professionals to DPS students

Tata Technologies and the Detroit Lions have teamed up to provide Public Schools students of the city with a unique opportunity to learn more about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from a diverse group of trained professionals.

The charity task... read more

Google announces over $230K in donation to help Detroit students

Technology giant Google announced on Tuesday that it would donate more than $230,000 to provide Detroit school students with various classroom materials ranging from paper, pencils and books to microscopes and laptops.

Nearly 261 Detroit area teachers had posted requests for donations on... read more

Loyola High School students invite Pope Francis to Detroit

Students of Loyola High School have sent an invitation to Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic faith, to stop in Detroit in 2015.

The YouTube video features Loyola High School students, many of whom aren’t Catholic, inviting Pope Francis to the city. The video also features staff... read more

Brendan Iribe Donates $31 million to University of Maryland

Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus VR, a virtual reality company recently acquired by Facebook, started working with a personal computer in 1980s. According to Iribe, working with computers at that time had been the most amazing thing, as nobody had any idea that in some years, a computer would... read more

Five Grand Rapids-area high schools ranked among top U.S. public high schools

Five high schools in the Grand Rapids area have been ranked among the top public high schools in the United States, according to Newsweek's latest report.

Newsweek's newly-released list of top 500 high schools includes East Grand Rapids High School, Rockford High School, Forest Hills... read more

Detroit schools close early to avoid severe thunderstorms

Detroit Public Schools on Wednesday closed a couple of hours early today to avoid imminent severe thunderstorms, which had been forecast to dump several inches of rain in Metro Detroit region over the next 24 hours.

School authorities said they decided to close all schools in the area two... read more

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