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School leaders: Put kids before utility company profits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 13, 2015 School leaders: Put kids before utility company profits Electric competition saves public schools tens of millions of dollars each year LANSING – Superintendents from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties today called on the Michigan Legislature to put kids before utility company profits by encouraging competition in the electricity

School leaders react to Snyder’s budget proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 School leaders react to Snyder’s budget proposal LANSING – Superintendents from across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties remain concerned with Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal because it continues to create winners and losers amongst the state’s K-12 student population. Bright spots for the school leaders include continued stability

Superintendents applaud Snyder for addressing core challenges for schools in State of State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 LANSING – Superintendents from across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder for using the statewide megaphone of his State of the State address to tackle the most pressing challenges facing Michigan kids and schools: adequate funds for classrooms and childhood poverty. The superintendents also

School Leaders Call on Legislature to OK Roads Funding Plan Proposed by Snyder, Passed in Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014   LANSING – Leaders from schools across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties today called on the Michigan Legislature to approve the transportation plan passed by the Senate in November and supported by Governor Rick Snyder. “Michigan needs good roads and bridges, and the Senate-passed transportation proposal provides the

Tri-County Alliance unveils mini-documentary highlighting how Longacre Elementary is helping every child be a leader

Oakland Co. school’s students excel with trailblazing ‘Leader in Me’ approach FARMINGTON – Tri-County Alliance for Public Education today unveiled a mini-documentary highlighting Longacre Elementary School in Oakland County for using an innovative and unique approach to empower its students – by helping them excel as leaders, students and individuals. TCA developed the 5-plus-minute documentary

Fraser schools unveils video about tech program that’s helping kids maximize learning – even as Lansing cuts classroom funds

FRASER – Fraser Public Schools today unveiled a brief video documentary featuring teachers and local students discussing how a groundbreaking tech program – launched and shaped in large part by the community – is helping kids maximize their learning at a time of fewer funds going to classrooms. The video can be viewed at www.tricountyalliance.org/itsaboutkids.

No summer letdown in year-round schools

Photo credit: Year-round schooling aims to fight the summer learning slide. (Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News) Summer’s almost over. Kids are preparing to return to school. They’re ready to get back into the classroom. They’re ready to see friends. And at three schools in Warren Consolidated Schools, they already are, a whole month ahead

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