Ann Arbor, MI – The third time was the charm for Andy Thomas as he's now been chosen to join the Ann Arbor school board. The board voted Wednesday night to appoint Thomas to replace trustee Randy Friedman who resigned last month. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials say the district's lawyers have told them an elementary school program open only to African-Americans violated district policy and state law. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – The deadline has passed to get your name on republican and democratic primary ballots, and their could be some pretty heavily challenged primary races in Washtenaw County. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – The Washtenaw Intermediate School District has been processing fingerprints and background checks for several years. Now, the WISD has been given the go-ahead to expand those services. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – State lawmakers return to Lansing this week to resume negotiations on a plan to encourage veteran teachers to retire, saving school districts millions of dollars at a time of severe budget challenges. WEMU's David Fair spoke with Ann Arbor State Representative Rebekah Warren Monday morning about the plan. Click on the audio icon to hear the interview.
Ann Arbor, MI – A Washtenaw County commissioner hopes legislation to address unfunded mandates can be put on the fast-track in Lansing. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Kristen Judge attended a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the issue.