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The Ypsilanti Community Schools board of education will meet tonight

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Former state House Speaker Curtis Hertel is being remembered today as a leader whose willingness to compromise helped lead to a historic overhaul of how Michigan pays for public schools.  He died over the weekend at the age of 63.

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The state Senate has adopted legislation that would allow schools to hold back some third graders who are not proficient at reading.  

Kelly Henderson loves her job, teaching at Newton South High School in a suburb west of Boston. But she's frustrated she can't afford to live in the community where she teaches: It's part of the 10th most expensive housing market in the nation.

"For people in the private sector, they're probably saying 'Oh poor you, you can't live in the community where you work, what's the big deal?' " says Henderson, 35. "And I guess part of the nature of public education and why it's a different kind of job, is that it's all-consuming — as it should be."

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The state Senate has approved a more-than $700 million plan for a financial bailout of the Detroit school system. 

Through a pilot program called "The SMART Project", Eastern Michigan University is educating students and staff on how to avoid becoming a victim of sexual assault and how to report it. 

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Ypsilanti Community Schools face some tough issues right now.  Doctor Benjamin Edmondson says there's a lot of work to be done but he is determined that high expectations are met not only in the schools but in the community.

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The deadline to request in-district student transfers at Ann Arbor Public Schools is approaching.  

Enjoy three outstanding jazz combos from the Eastern Michigan University Jazz Studies program. Director Mark Pappas will bring two quartets and a trio for WEMU's next free Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz Show at Rush Street Nightclub

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Researchers at the University of Michigan have made an important breakthrough in the fight for new antibiotics.

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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents has named James Michael Smith of Northern State University as its 23rd president in a special meeting today.

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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Friday with just one item on the agenda, the introduction of the candidate, and a recommendation to elect the its 23rd President. 

The Regent's vote will take place at 1 p.m. in Welch Hall on the Eastern Michigan University campus on Friday.

Erika Christakis' new book, The Importance of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word:


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A state elections board has approved one petition that seeks to recall Governor Rick Snyder, but rejected several others.

EMU Regents Vote To End EAA Partnership

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Regents at Eastern Michigan University voted to end a partnership with the Education Achievement Authority today.


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Eastern Michigan University faculty have passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the Board of Regents.



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Legislation meant to stop teacher “sickout” protests is one step closer to becoming law. 

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Despite increased efforts at the University of Michigan to deal with sexual assaults on campus, there's been an increase in the number of incidents.

The Harlem Globetrotters will perform tonight at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  That's less than a month since long time player Meadowlark Lemon passed away.  

Eastern Michigan University will welcome the prominent civil rights attorney Barbara Arnwine to campus Monday.






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State lawmakers and the public could get their first look today at legislation to overhaul the Detroit Public Schools

Eastern Michigan University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week of community engagement programs focused on social justice throughout the campus from Thursday, January 14 to Monday, January 18. The five day campus celebration will also be EMU's 30th anniversary observing Martin Luther King, Jr. day on the campus, and collectively, as a national holiday.

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Eastern Michigan University named a new interim president this morning.  This after current interim president Kim Schatzel, accepted the job as president of Towson University in Baltimore.

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Another interim president for has been announced at Eastern Michigan University. The schools Board of Regents this morning voted unanimously to name Donald Loppnow to the post, effective  January 8th, 2016.

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There is new legislation in Lansing aimed at preventing teen suicides.  Jake Neher has more.