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Hazel Park Names Dr. Amy Kruppe New Superintendent

May 26th 2015

Hazel Park Names Dr. Amy Kruppe New Superintendent (Hazel Park Schools Press Release, May 26, 2015) Hazel Park Schools Board of Education has announced that Dr. Amy Kruppe (pronounced Kroup-E), from the Niles (IL) Elementary School District 71 (a northwest Chicago suburb), has been selected and is expected to be named Superintendent of Hazel Park […]

CASA Welcomes New Director Jennifer Gebbie

May 23rd 2015

CASA Welcomes New Director Jennifer Gebbie (Berkley Schools, May 23, 2015) The Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts, CASA, is pleased to announce Jennifer Gebbie as the new Director. CASA is a seven-school consortium high school program, with students from Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lamphere, Madison, and Oak Park High Schools. Mrs. Gebbie […]

Celebrate 175 Years of Berkley Schools with Ceremony May 28

May 22nd 2015

Celebrate 175 Years of Berkley Schools with Ceremony May 28 (event listing) On Thursday, May 28 at 7 pm, the Historical Society of Berkley, MI and the Berkley Alumni Association will present the Berkley School District with a Michigan Sesquicentennial Milestone Award for serving the students of the Berkley School District for over 150 years. […]

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services

March 22nd 2015

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2015) With red shirts and yellow signs, members of UAW, AFSCME, and FAES/FEA marched back and forth in front of the Ferndale Schools Administrative Building on March 16 in protest of the School Board’s decision to get proposals to privatize maintenance in […]

Southfield-Lathrup Optimist Club Honors Success in Students (video)

January 31st 2015

Southfield-Lathrup Optimist Club Honors Success in Students (video) The teens honored by the Southfield-Lathrup AM Optimist Club as Students of the Month for December and January had good reasons to be proud. “These are our best and brightest, but the best and brightest is not always based on a GPA score. It may be overcoming […]

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

January 18th 2015

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department […]

Viewpoint: Educational Achievement Authority Legislation Moving Ahead

March 14th 2013

The whole EAA approach is based on the notion that the way to help struggling schools is to take them over and toss out everyone who used to work there. There is no partnership with the local school district (which still has responsibility for other struggling schools), no voice offered to the community, and…

Issues and Ale: Discussion on Public Education March 26

March 8th 2013

Issues and Ale is an event series co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and the Center for Michigan designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan in an informal atmosphere. Stop by, have a drink, and join in the conversation.

Clothing Swap To Benefit JFK PTA ~ Feb. 2

January 16th 2013

There is a $20 cover charge for those guests and a minimum of 5 fashionable clothing items are needed to enter the swap. All door funds go to JFK’s PTA. Free mini services have been generously donated by local woman-owned businesses including make-up and nail polish changes by Rouge, chair massages by Essential Massage Therapy, henna hand art by Alchemy, hair by Flip. Psychic Readings are provided by Boston Tea Room for a nominal fee. Delicious desserts are provided by Pinwheel Bakery, Treat Dreams (our one male-owned business) and The Purple Kitchen.

Ferndale Schools Celebrate 525 Graduates in 2012

June 18th 2012

As the school year ends, so does the high school career for 525 Ferndale Schools graduates who earned their diplomas this year. Ferndale High School graduated 195 students, University High School graduated 90 students, and Adult & Alternative Education graduated 240 students.