Pleasant Ridge

…Forum for 27th District House Candidates March 13

March 10th 2014

OP/HW Democrats Host Forum for 27th District House Candidates March 13 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 10, 2014) Democratic candidates for the State House of Representatives 27th District will have their first public forum on Thursday, March 13 at the Oak Park Community Center at 14300 Oak Park Blvd at 7 P.M. The forum is hosted […]

FEF Dinner March 14 to Help Ferndale Schools

March 5th 2014

FEF Dinner March 14 to Help Ferndale Schools (FEF, March 5, 2014) The Ferndale Education Foundation dinner is on March 14, Club Venetian, from 6pm to 11pm. Dinner tickets cost $40, and raffle tickets are $10. 20’s Attire Encouraged but not mandatory Proceeds support Ferndale Public Schools. FHS Jazz Band will perform CASA Dancers will […]

Love and Logic Parenting Program March 11

March 2nd 2014

Love and Logic Parenting Program March 11 (FYA, March 2, 2014) Ferndale Youth Assistance is sponsoring a Family Education Program, “Love & Logic”.  This is a parenting program that is geared towards assisting parents by teaching them practical parenting techniques.  The facilitator is prepared to provide real-life examples of how to handle these stressful communications […]

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

February 28th 2014

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous […]

Ferndale Schools Take Advocacy Trip to Lansing (video)

February 19th 2014

Ferndale Schools Take Advocacy Trip to Lansing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2014) Dozens of concerned parents, teachers, students, administrators and Ferndale School Board Trustees gathered in front of Ferndale High School for an early morning rally and photo opportunity Wednesday, and to send a caravan off on an advocacy trip to Lansing. Armed […]

How Are Michigan Schools Funded… (video)

February 18th 2014

How Are Michigan Schools Funded: Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) How Michigan schools are funded is a complicated subject, but one that Ferndale School Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause hopes to help the public better understand.  Deegan-Krause, who is also a political science professor at Wayne State University, gave two presentations […]

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19

February 16th 2014

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2014) The Ferndale School Board and other advocates are focusing some of their efforts on Lansing as they grapple with the problem of less funding for public education. On Tuesday, Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause will give two presentations on school funding, […]

Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too

February 12th 2014

Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 12, 2014) Concessions continue as Ferndale Schools tries to negotiate their way out of a $2.4 million budget shortfall by asking employees for temporary pay cuts.  Superintendent Gary Meier and Director of Finance Maureen Adams accepted 7.38% reductions in their contracts for […]

Pleasant Ridge Seeks City Manager

February 12th 2014

Pleasant Ridge Seeks City Manager (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb 11, 2014) The City of Pleasant Ridge has embarked on the search for a long-term City Manager.  The job posting went live on the Michigan Municipal League website with details about what they are looking for, and offering. “The ideal candidate must also possess the leadership […]

State Rep. and State Senator at Ferndale Public Library Feb. 13

February 11th 2014

State Rep. and State Senator at Ferndale Public Library Feb. 13 (Ellen Cogen-Lipton Press Release, Feb. 11, 2014) State Representative Ellen Cogen-Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) invites residents to attend her coffee hour on Thursday, Feb. 13, to discuss state and community issues, including the governor’s budget proposal. Sen. Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) will be Lipton’s special guest […]