OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to…

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to…

Novi Superintendent: Cuts Exceed Increases in School Funding

Novi Superintendent: Cuts Exceed Increases in School Funding (Novi Superintendent Steve Matthews, Feb. 19, 2015) To my fellow Michigan Superintendents, Most of you don’t like me. Not “me” as a person. I have been told I am quite like able. You don’t like the “Novi Superintendent” me. I represent a district that has many advantages.…

Novi Superintendent: Cuts Exceed Increases in School Funding

Novi Superintendent: Cuts Exceed Increases in School Funding (Novi Superintendent Steve Matthews, Feb. 19, 2015) To my fellow Michigan Superintendents, Most of you don’t like me. Not “me” as a person. I have been told I am quite like able. You don’t like the “Novi Superintendent” me. I represent a district that has many advantages.…

Fire in Novi Destroys 16 Apartments

Fire in Novi Destroys 16 Apartment (C. Proxmire, Jan. 25, 2015) Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed an apartment building Saturday night near Eight Mile and Meadowbrook. Residents from 16 units evacuated safely, though several animals are unaccounted for, according to WDIV. For more go to http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/firefighters-battle-novi-apartment-building-fire/30906492

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

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…