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Cover Photo of Tony DiTerlizzi's first book in the WondLa trilogy courtesy of Facebook
Cover Photo of Tony DiTerlizzi's first book in the WondLa trilogy courtesy of Facebook
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

Award winning children's author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi (Spiderwick Chronicles) has made the New York Times best seller list again with the first installment in his WondLa trilogy for young readers

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camcafee, Flickr
camcafee, Flickr
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Over 230 Flint School Teachers to be Laid Off

Over 230 teachers will be laid off after the Flint school board approved the move on Tuesday. According to MLive, the move is expected to help the district avoid a $20 million shortfall next year.

Earlier this month, the board voted to close both middle schools and shut down two of the element

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kereifsnyder, Flickr
kereifsnyder, Flickr
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At What Grade Level Does Congress Talk? The Answer May Surprise You

If you’ve ever listened to a member of Congress speak and felt like you were being addressed as a child, it’s not your imagination. A new study shows congresspeople now talk at a 10th grade level — a full grade lower than they did just seven years ago.

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KUTV
KUTV
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School Fined a Whopping $15,000 for Selling Sodas During Lunch

You might not think selling a soft drink during a school lunch period is that big of an issue, but the truth is it could cost a school thousands of dollars.

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House Committee on Education and the Workforce Dem, Flickr
House Committee on Education and the Workforce Dem, Flickr
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Former W.Virginia Governor to Testify Before MI Senate Education Committee

Former West Virginia governor, Bob Wise, will testify before the Michigan Senate Education Committee about the online education revolution on Wednesday, May 23.

Wise will discuss how digital technology can move education systems into the 21st century by expanding options and giving parents and students flexible education choices

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mrbill, Flickr
mrbill, Flickr
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Australian Student Sues High School for Giving Her a Lousy Education

What’s a student to do when she can’t get into her desired college program? Sue her high school, of course.

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Thinkstock
Thinkstock
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Almost Half of College Students Are Clueless About How Much Loan Debt They Have — Dollars and Sense

It’s not unusual for college students to graduate with a hefty student loan debt. But according to a new study, many don’t know how much they owe — and some aren’t aware they owe anything at all.

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ConnectionsAcademy, Flickr
ConnectionsAcademy, Flickr
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Snyder Signs Bill Expanding Educational Opportunities

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation yesterday expanding educational opportunities and choices for students and families by increasing the number of cyber charter schools and broadening eligibility for dual enrollment programs

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courtesy Sen. Gretchen Whitmer
courtesy Sen. Gretchen Whitmer
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Final Round of MI2020 Scholarship Competition Underway

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced that the final round of the MI2020 Scholarship Competition has begun as the ten finalists compete to win the $10,000 grand prize. The ten students qualified for the finals by receiving the highest number of votes during the semi-final round of the competition during which more than 40,000 votes were cast all across Michigan

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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If You’re an American, There’s a Good Chance You Would Fail a Citizenship Test

Nearly a third of Americans would get a big fat “F” on a citizenship test, according to a new study. The lack of knowledge mostly pertains to civics questions.

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