Waterford

President Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Min. Wage Increase

April 2nd 2014

President Obama Visits Ann Arbor to Promote Minimum Wage Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2014) The move is on in Michigan and across the country to raise the minimum wage, and to help promote the effort President Barack Obama came to Ann Arbor for a speech at the University of Michigan. Stepping off Air […]

Waterford Businessperson and Ferndale Teacher Learn from Each Other

March 19th 2014

Waterford Businessperson and Ferndale Teacher Learn from Each Other (Ferndale Schools Press Release, March 19, 2014) Coolidge Intermediate teacher Jason Gillespie exchanged his teacher experiences for a day this week with a local business leader as part of Oakland Schools’ Teacher-Business Leader Exchange Program. Because Gillespie was the 2013 Teacher of the Year for Ferndale […]

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 […]

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

February 9th 2014

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100 […]

28-Year-Old Waterford Woman at Gun Range Dies of Suicide

February 5th 2014

28 Year-Old-Waterford Woman at Gun Range Dies of Suicide (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Feb. 5, 2014) INCIDENT:  12:34 hrs. Feb. 4 – Independence Township -Suicide   #14-017382 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to an address in the 6500 block of Dixie Highway near Maple (Accurate Gun Range) for an adult suicide. Information is a subject was firing at […]

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG

February 2nd 2014

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG (David Sands, Mode Shift, Feb. 2, 2014, orig. wearemodeshift.org/mode-shifts-road-map-understanding-semcog) It was a noteworthy 2013 for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The organization not only helped jumpstart the new Regional Transit Authority, but it’s been busy developing a regional non-motorized transportation plan and conducting an analysis of rapid transit […]

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday

January 27th 2014

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday (C. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) School administrators across SE Michigan have declared Tuesday a “snow day” due to temperatures and wind chills below zero.  Classes and events will be cancelled in many districts, including Berkley, Birmingham,  Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Public Schools, Pontiac, Rochester Schools, Royal Oak, […]

40 Under 40 Announced, Public to Pick Top Winner

January 27th 2014

40 Under 40 Announced, Public to Pick Top Winner (Oakland County Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Starting Jan. 27 the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2014. More than 500 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, […]

Oakland Chamber Network Learns From National Trends

January 27th 2014

Oakland Chamber Network Learns From National Trends (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) Collaborating to improve the environment for business success is the core strength of Chambers of Commerce in general, and the Oakland Chamber Network doubles up on that principle by bringing 27 local Chambers together. At their annual meeting on Jan. 22, OCN […]

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage

January 27th 2014

Group Seeks Ballot Measure to Increase Minimum Wage (Mothering Justice Press Release, Jan. 27, 2014) Community organizing, social justice and labor groups today formed a committee to explore a ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage in Michigan. The minimum wage in Michigan –currently $7.40 an hour – hasn’t been raised since 2008, leaving many […]