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Michigan Education
5:59 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

State’s top education official will not weigh in on education funding issue

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan speaks with reporters during Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting in Lansing.
Credit Michigan Public Radio Network

The state superintendent of schools is refusing to weigh in on the debate over school funding ahead of the November election. That issue has been a central talking point in the governor’s race.

Gov. Rick Snyder says he has increased education funding every year he has been in office. He includes money that went to shore up teacher pension funds. Democratic nominee Mark Schauer says Snyder has cut funding by about $1 billion.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan says he is not interested in getting involved in the debate this close to the election.

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Michigan Football
1:01 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

University Of Michigan Coach Under Fire For Playing Injured Quarterback

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 6:14 pm

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Student head count
10:07 am
Thu October 2, 2014

TCAPS enrollment down slightly

Northern Michigan’s largest school district has fewer students than it did last year – 70 fewer according to the head count yesterday. Traverse City Area Public Schools still serves more than 10,000 students.

Funding for schools in Michigan is based on student numbers. 70 fewer students would mean about $500,000 less for TCAPS.

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101st State House District
1:31 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Stobie challenges Franz on GOP's school funding record

State Rep. Ray Franz, R-101st District
Credit David Cassleman

Politicians across Michigan are arguing about the Governor’s record on education as the November election approaches.

State Democrats say Republicans cut $1 billion from schools. But Republicans are defending their record on education.

This issue is a key one in the race for the state house district that spans from Ludington to Northport.

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Education
4:56 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Student accused of bringing handgun could face expulsion

The head of Kingsley Area Schools says students and staff are doing surprisingly well one day after an 11-year-old allegedly brought a loaded handgun to school.

Superintendent Keith Smith says he’s proud of the quick response from his staff Wednesday – when another student alerted a teacher. He says word of the situation traveled quickly from the teacher to the principal.

“The weapon was in-hand within probably 90 seconds,” says Smith.

Smith says the gun was loaded with a single bullet. But it turned out the bullet did not match the caliber of the gun.

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