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Muskegon selects Bay City-area superintendent as next district leader

The board of education voted 5-0 on Monday, July 8, to hire Matthew Cortez as the district's next superintendent.

Incoming Muskegon schools superintendent 'addicted' to West Michigan

Matt Cortez lives in the Bay City area and is from Detroit - now he's coming to the west side.

Meet the 3 finalists for Muskegon's superintendent job

MUSKEGON, MI – Three finalists, two from Muskegon County school districts, have been selected to return for interviews for Muskegon's superintendent position ...

6 candidates for Muskegon's next school superintendent revealed

MUSKEGON, MI – Candidates to be Muskegon Public Schools' new superintendent will be interviewed next week and include the current Whitehall ...

Detroit's Northwestern High School was a factory for producing gifted athletes  Detroit Metro Times

Today we received a hardcover copy of journalist, academic, and music lover Herb Boyd's new book, Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination.

Detroit’s Northwestern High School has been a sports assembly line  The Undefeated

Black Detroit — A People's History of Self-Determination is a history of the African-American community in one of America's most fabled cities. My narrative is …

Alumni and parents protest changes to Northwestern High School

Over thirty alumni and parents gathered in front of Northwestern High School in Detroit, Tuesday afternoon, to protest the changes happening at the school.

Community event to provide $1M worth of goods and services in Detroit  WXYZ

Convoy of Hope will partner with local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits to spread kindness to residents in Detroit.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Lee Plaza could finally be redeveloped  Curbed Detroit

The city is working on selling the long-vacant site to the Roxbury Group and Ethos Development. The building would be redeveloped into 180 residential units.

Flint Northwestern students dance on Detroit Princess at "Under the Sea" prom

DETROIT, MI -- About 108 Flint Northwestern High School students boarded two charter buses sunny Friday afternoon to head for a destination in Detroit to ...

Detroit to sell Lee Plaza for 180-unit redevelopment  Crain's Detroit Business

The long-vacant Lee Plaza tower on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit is expected to be sold for redevelopment, but there's still a long way to go. The well-known ...

Judge Damon J. Keith, judicial giant and civil rights icon, dies at 96  Michigan Radio

Judge Damon J. Keith died Sunday at the age of 96. The Detroit native, one of the nation's longest-serving federal judges, was a tireless champion of civil rights ...

Education Beat: Flint Schools ending Year One of three-year partnership; two hires debated; middle school locale still uncertain  East Village Magazine

By Harold C. Ford. (Note: The following article is about two recent meetings of the Flint Board of Education on May 8 and May 15. Subsequently, a “Special ...

All-Time Greats: Curtis Jones is the best basketball player you've never heard of

DETROIT -- When it comes to talking about the greatest basketball players to come out of the state of Michigan, all of the usual names come up. Chris Webber ...

Detroit Pistons refurbish first of 60 city park basketball courts  The Detroit News

"Our partnership doesn't end here," Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem said. "We want to make sure we're activating these courts and providing opportunities for ...

In 2018, 35 more Michigan schools could face closure  Detroit Free Press

In addition to the 38 schools the state School Reform Office has identified for closure, 35 more could find themselves facing closure — or some other type of ...

Flint Holds a Glittering Prom, Far From Flint  New York Times

For students at Flint Northwestern High School, this year's prom was a chance to set aside anxieties about Flint's three-year-old water crisis, its poverty and its ...

Documentary seeks funding to tell tragic story of Detroit's Curtis Jones to students across the state

DETROIT -- Curtis Jones is a name that only those born in Detroit in the early 1970s or prior would know. In fact, most people who lived in Detroit through the ...

Meet Flint’s last remaining high school basketball team  The Undefeated

This is Flint!” yelled coach Cory Hightower at halftime during a losing game in the nearby rural community of Davison, Michigan. “Why do you think they get so ...

Changes at unique aerospace high school protested by Detroit officials

"It's the only high school in the nation where you can graduate from high school and get a pilot's license... before your driver's license."

Former UAW-Ford VP Jimmy Settles to be new Detroit neighborhoods chief  Crain's Detroit Business

Jimmy Settles, the recently retired United Auto Workers-Ford vice president, will be Detroit's new group executive of neighborhoods. Charlie Beckham, 71 ...

Donna Mae (Kinzel) Beard | Obituaries  Kokomo Perspective

Donna Mae “Lady Bear” Beard, 79, Kokomo, passed away at 6:35 pm Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Aperion Care in Kokomo. She was born February 4, 1940, ...

Former Flint superintendent rated ineffective days before he's ousted

Tawwab was rated "ineffective" in his review for the 2016-17 school year, according to documents obtained by MLive-The Flint Journal in a Freedom of ...

Is your school among the worst-performing in Michigan?

The State School Reform Office has released the list of Michigan schools that performed in the bottom 5% academically in 2015, based on the results of the ...

Students at Troy High, Athens plan weeklong fundraising drives to help others  The Oakland Press

Students at Troy Athens and Troy High School are putting each other in “jail,” dressing up for spirit days, holding penny wars and more to raise money to help ...

Bobb unveils school closings, restructurings in comprehensive facilities master plan  Crain's Detroit Business

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb today unveiled a comprehensive facilities master plan for the district today. The plan involves ...

Hollywood's Finest: 13 Entertainers You (Probably) Didn't Know Were From Detroit  Thrillist

Detroit's reputation as a stomping ground for Hollywood's finest is unsung -- let's fix that now.

After Water Crisis, Flint Students to Be Screened for Disabilities  U.S. News & World Report

Every public school student in Flint, Michigan, will be eligible for disability screening in the wake of the city's water crisis, which beginning in 2014 is believed to ...

Vacant Lee Plaza, Woodland Apartments targeted for redevelopment  Crain's Detroit Business

The city of Detroit is looking for developers to turn the vacant Lee Plaza and Woodland Apartments buildings into mixed-income housing with approximately 250 ...

Buyer seeks $200M redevelopment of Lee Plaza  The Detroit News

Detroit — The abandoned 17-story Lee Plaza Residential Hotel will be renovated into a building boasting around 200 units of luxury, market-rate apartments ...

Originally slated for closure, Southwest Detroit elementary school instead growing

Inside Maybury Elementary School, which was originally slated for closure as part of DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts' consolidation plan. David Muller ...

Hubert Locke, author of 1967 Detroit riot book and academic, dies at 84  Detroit Free Press

Hubert Locke, a Detroit native who in 1967 was an aide to Detroit's police commissioner and wrote a book about what he saw during the city's devastating riot, ...

Atwood Stadium preserves its history, brings back high school sports

Come this fall, high school sports will come back to historic Atwood Stadium thanks to more than $2 million raised for renovations and new turf.

Aretha Franklin's final resting place: A white marble room in same cemetery as Rosa Parks  USA TODAY

Aretha Franklin's resting place is open to the public and already fans are making pilgrimages to pay their respects and share their memories.

Detroit's school chess team hits goal for tourney trip  Detroit Free Press

You did it – and so these Detroit high-school kids will go to Atlanta to play chess at a national tournament.

Detroit Public Schools emergency manager says four school closings will be district's last, announces pre-K, art and music expansions

There are about 28000 unfilled seats in Detroit Public Schools classrooms and Emergency Manager Roy Roberts on Thursday announced a series of moves to ...

Flint high schoolers start the new school year with a handshake  Michigan Radio

It's the first day of school in much of Michigan. Dozens of men stood in the rain at the entrance to Flint's Northwestern High School greeting students as.

The Rev. Solomon Kinloch Jr.: Saving souls, serving the community  The Detroit News

Since the Rev. Solomon Kinloch Jr. became its fourth leader in 1998, Triumph Church has transformed from a single tiny congregation into a powerhouse, ...

How Kresge Eminent Artist Wendell Harrison found his tribe  Detroit Metro Times

Wendell Harrison says he was a "nervous child" when he was younger, and "full of energy." This is how he was introduced to music: In order to focus him, his ...

Detroit man, 18, charged in killing of 31-year-old mother  The Oakland Press

An 18-year-old Detroit man who was visiting a childhood friend in West Bloomfield the night local mother Diana Pesserl was killed and found in a burned car is ...

Photo Gallery: Top amateur skateboarders take a 'skate tour' of Detroit

Top amateur skateboarders from around the country toured Detroit Friday evening ahead of Saturday's Zumiez's national Best Foot Forward Finals downtown.

The story behind how 10 teens helped Flint High become the home of Jaguars

Teens sacrifice summer to help Northwestern, Southwestern transition to home of Jaguars.

Dropping to one Flint high school worth exploring, says new superintendent

The Flint School District dipped to the third largest school district in Genesee County following preliminary count numbers released Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Detroit Pistons donate sneakers to Flint Northwestern, Southwestern basketball teams

Flint Northwestern coach Napoleon Petteway strategizes with his players during a time-out in Garber's 62-44 win over Flint Northwestern at Frankenmuth High ...

Flint Community Schools places top administrators on leave

The Board of Education is planning to meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to appoint an interim superintendent.

UB Football Announces Signing Class - News 4

MOBILE, AL - University at Buffalo football head coach Lance Leipold announced the initial signees for the 2019 recruiting class on the first day of the National ...

Detroit schools offer slew of MLK Day volunteer opportunities, launch alumni outreach

Martin Luther King Day is Jan. 21. Looking for a place to put in some work and give back?

Read President Obama's Speech in Flint on Water Crisis  TIME

Here is a transcript of Barack Obama's speech in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday about the city's water crisis.

Flint man's path from prisoner to mentor inspires new documentary, comic book  Michigan Radio

From a youthful act that landed him in prison, to becoming a man whose life work is mentoring youth in Flint, Hubert Roberts offers a powerful lesson in.

Michigan in desperate need of high school officials and referees

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is struggling to retain young officials.

Linden High School ready for competition in Class A, Flint Northwestern and Flint Northern will still be tested in Class B  The Flint Journal -

GENESEE COUNTY, MI – Linden High School will be making the jump to Class A in boys and girls basketball and volleyball for the 2012-2013 school year, ...

Putting a college advisor in every Michigan high school  Bridge Michigan

Getting low-income students to think about two- and four-year colleges is the goal of a program that can lift young people from poverty and boost the state's ...

Pastor from Flint, whose church was at center of water crisis, will speak in Lancaster County  LancasterOnline

The Rev. Faith Green Timmons has addressed congregations on Martin Luther King Jr. Day many times over the years.

Detroit mansion scarred from 1967 riot listed for $269900

'It's not for the faint of heart' despite original interior.

U.S. Rep. John Conyers leaves behind legacy of civil rights, racial justice  Detroit Free Press

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, only had 26 of the 172 bills he introduced in Congress become law but he fought for social justice for decades.

Auditorium at Parkside to be named after long-time Jackson Public Schools coach and administrator  The Jackson Citizen Patriot -

George C. Kiesel served JPS for 35 years and was the only principal Parkside had during its tenure as a high school.

See how $33.4M in Flint water crisis grants, donations have been spent

A breakdown of the both grants from the Ruth Mott Foundation as well as donations to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Watch President Obama's remarks to Flint residents  Michigan Radio

President Barack Obama addressed Flint community members at Northwestern High School at 4 P.M. Watch his remarks below:

Lead Levels in Flint Water Drop, but Residents Still Can’t Drink It  The New York Times

The drinking water in Flint, Mich., is now in compliance with federal regulations on lead and copper *content*, officials said on Tuesday. But they cautioned that it ...

Claressa Shields dedicates title bout to slain friend: 'I want us to stop the violence'

Kanasha Thomas, a 21-year-old friend of Shields' was shot and killed June 4 in Flint.

Inside a Broken Police Department in Flint, Michigan  The New Yorker

Charlie LeDuff on “Flint Town,” a documentary series about the police department in Flint, Michigan, that premières in March, on Netflix.

Was President Obama good for Michigan?  Detroit Free Press

President credited with helping the auto industry and expanding access to health insurance.

'Since I've been shot, this is the first time I've truly been happy,' teen turns to Jackson College to reach dreams

JACKSON, MI – He's a big kid with a robust personality and the kind of hope that not even a bullet could shatter. Even though one tried. Nearly a year after being ...

Claressa Shields donating part of her purse to Flint water crisis relief

At a news conference for Friday's bout against Hanna Gabriels, Shields said she plans to donate a portion of her purse to help with the Flint water crisis.

From Pittsburgh to Flint, the Dire Consequences of Giving Private Companies Responsibility for Ailing Public Water Systems  The Intercept

The private water company Veolia had contracts with both Flint and Pittsburgh around the time that lead levels rose in their drinking water.

State Superintendent: Two-thirds of Michigan's 98 lowest-achieving schools are in Metro Detroit

The State of Michigan today released a list of 98 Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools, and 65 of those schools are in Metro Detroit school districts.

Reminder: Vote for the Flint area's all-time greatest basketball player

Here is a photo gallery of some of the Flint area's greatest high school boys basketball players. Although many of the city's legendary players went on to reach ...

Detroit artist Charles McGee debuts new mural alongside exhibition  Detroit Metro Times

Hunched over a walker, Charles McGee scoots around the ground floor of 1505 Woodward Avenue, overseeing the installation of his new artist exhibition ahead ...

Michigan school safety flaws: MLive investigation finds corners cut and laws made to be broken  The Saginaw News

Emergency drills in some schools are not done, or done too late in the year to be of use, records show.

The most famous athlete from each of Michigan's 83 counties

By Scott DeCamp | One of the best aspects of sports is reminiscing about legendary games and all-time athletes. Who doesn't enjoy a ...

Flint Michigan Water Crisis - LaToya Ruby Frazier Goes Inside the Flint Water Crisis

MacArthur Genius Grant recipient LaToya Ruby Frazier tells the story of the Flint Water Crisis through the eyes of three generations of Flint women.

EnspiRED runway show adds a new dimension to diversity  The Michigan Daily

This past Saturday night, student organization EnspiRED presented their annual runway show in the main lobby at the Alfred A. Taubman Biomedical Research ...

Dems say they will hold Trump to promises on Flint water crisis, infrastructure

FLINT, MI - State and federal leaders say they will hold President-elect Donald Trump to promises he made to help fix the nation's infrastructure, including Flint's ...

Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly recalled as loving friend  The Detroit News

Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly was remembered at an old-fashioned, high-spirited homegoing Tuesday at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church as someone whose ...

5 Things You Won't Believe About The Flint, Michigan Water Issue  Oxygen

When brown, smelly water spewed from taps in Flint, Michigan after the city's water sourcing switch from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014, residents were ...

Andre Rison plans to turn himself in on federal arrest warrant, report claims

Former NFL Pro Bowler Andre Rison plans to turn himself into authorities on a federal arrest warrant issued earlier this week, according to a report by the Detroit ...

Shootout Leads To Death Of Clinton Township Man

Clinton Township Man Killed - Clinton Township, MI - Carlton Coleman died from a gunshot wound to the hip after an argument with a man at apartments near ...

Flint schools names new assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum  The Flint Journal

FLINT, MI – The Flint School District has a new assistant superintendent who will oversee curriculum across the district. Jessie E. Kilgore Jr. will start at his new ...

Andre Rison pursues coaching, but honored by Flint hall of fame for legendary football career  The Flint Journal -

"I did it for everybody else. I played the game for everybody else," Rison explained. "The gratification that I got out of playing was just being able to compete on ...

Coach Raymond Jones was in a league of his own with Flint's top athletes

On Saturday, Oct. 31, Jones died at Flint's Heritage Manor Healthcare Center from numerous health issues, which included congestive heart disease and ...

How government poisoned the people of Flint

By John Counts | Jan. 21, 2016. Flint water has poisoned more than just its children. It's poisoned the citizenry's faith in government, which is supposed to ...

175-mile Uber ride helps teen fulfill college dream  Detroit Free Press

DelShawn Fowler is an 18-year-old Detroiter who wants to travel the world and help people.

In Flint, Obama listens to Church of Christ minister's concerns  Christian Chronicle

A Church of Christ minister whose Flint, Mich., congregation has been active in helping victims of the city's lead-contaminated water crisis met Wednesday with ...

Kentucky freshman James Young embraces Flint ties on road to national championship  The Flint Journal -

James Young Kentucky.JPG. James Young is a freshman basketball star at the University of Kentucky. Young grew up in Metro Detroit but was born in Flint, Mich ...

Delrico Loyd resigns from Flint City Council, cites professional, personal pressures  The Flint Journal -

Flint City Councilman Delrico Loyd announced he's resigning from his north side Flint City Council seat, citing increased professional responsibility and tragedy ...

Effort to recall Gov. Snyder moving toward home stretch  Michigan Radio

Time is running out for the petition drive to recall Governor Rick Snyder. A spokesman says the Stop Snyder petition drive has collected around 400000.

President Obama Visits Flint Michigan and Drinks the Water  Black Voice News

On May 4, President Barack Obama spent the whole day in Flint, Michigan. He also drank a glass of filtered water.

Remembering Every 1st-Round 2016 NFL Draft Pick as a Recruit  Bleacher Report

Dreams became reality Thursday night for 31 athletes selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Just a few years after searching for collegiate scholarship ...

Thanksgiving is first holiday with family for 17-year-old after Adoption Day

It's a new start for 17-year-old Undray Milligan who, for the first time in his life, will eat Thanksgiving dinner at home with family.

Mining's last stand? A UP way of life is threatened  Bridge Michigan

Michigan's last two producing Upper Peninsula iron ore mines hang by a thread, as slumping ore prices cripple the industry.

Former Flint Northern QB Arreal 'Nuke' Riggs messes up academically, attempts to turn life around in US Army  The Flint Journal -

FLINT, MI – Instead of playing in the football season opener for St. Joseph's College Thursday against Valparaiso, Arreal "Nuke" Riggs was back home in Flint ...

Already Marginalized, Flint's LGBT Community Has Been Devastated By The City's Water Crisis  NewNowNext

Wellness AIDS Services is providing safe drinking water to queer people who have nowhere else to go.

News of Record for the Week of 11-25 | KP  Kokomo Perspective

The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Flint Water Crisis May Cost the City $400 Million in Long-Term Social Costs  TIME

The water crisis in Flint, Mich., that exposed an estimated 8,000 children to lead and other toxins could amount to almost $400 million in future costs to the city ...

Top Tigers Countdown #18: Willie Horton  Bless You Boys

Willie Horton is a true Tigers legend and the #18 player in our countdown.

Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures - Reality Base : Reality Base  Discover Magazine

Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake MySpace page and harassing a ...

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