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Flint School Board Votes to Lay Off More Than 250 Staff [Video]

At their meeting on Wednesday night, the Flint School Board voted to lay off more than 250 non-instructional staff as they attempt to reduce a $10 million budget deficit.

According to WNEM, non-instructional staff includes clerical, maintenance, secretaries, food service and school safety employees. Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins says the cuts will help the district save $5 million. Watkins also said the district is looking to

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Search for Mott Community College President Narrowed Down to Four

A search for the next president of Mott Community College has been narrowed down to four finalists.

According to MLive, interviews and forums with the finalists will take place the week of June 9th. The search for a new president began earlier this year after Richard Shank announced he was retiring after 14 years as president. Shank s

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Flint School Board Approves Over 90 Layoffs [Video]

At its Monday night meeting, the Flint School Board approved 91 layoffs to teachers and staff as part of its deficit elimination plan.

According to WNEM, the district expects roughly $8 million in revenue to cover costs for the 2014-15 school year. Interim superintendent Larry Watkins says that amount isn't enough as the district must keep its spendin

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Finalists Named in Mott Community College President Search

According to a news release from the search committee, nine finalists have been named in the search for a new president at Mott Community College with interviews set to take place next week.

The search for a new president began earlier this year after Richard Shaink announced his retirement after 14 years in the role

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It seems that something is missing between spoken words of political activists and the implementation of the policy which is advocated. If our best interest is the priority of policy ‘x’, then why is it we experience a negative result when the policy is initiated? Specifically, in the matter of education as oft stated, public education is best for the kids, as well as for the betterment of society. Without doubt, a parent’s

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Tentative Agreement Reached Between Flint Schools, Unions

A tentative agreement between Flint Community Schools and its unions have been reached according to ABC 12.

In a deal that could save the financially troubled district millions, interim Superintendent Larry Watkins w

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Flint Community Schools Announce Make Up Days

Flint Community Schools have announced their make-up days for missed time due to the harsh Michigan winter.

According to ABC 12, the last day of school for Carpenter Road Elementary is Monday, June 16th and for students at Northwestern High School is Wednesday, June 18th.

Last day of class for all other Flint schools is Tuesday, June 17th.

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Genesee Early College to Host Information Night

Genesee Early College will host an information night this month for students and their parents interested in enrolling for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Genesee Intermediate School District operates the Genesee Early College (GEC) which is located on the University of Michigan - Flint campus

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Grand Blanc Schools Choose to Extend School Year to Make Up for Snow Days

Grand Blanc Schools have said they will extend their school calendar in order to make up for snow days missed this past winter. According to MLive, the district used nine days, three more than the allotted six. Three

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WFNT Study: Job Prospects for Recent Graduates and For Those About to Graduate Part 2

My name is Porcha Clemons, and I am a student at Mott Community College where I am studying Media Arts Entertainment. To complete my program I am interning at Flint's News Talk 1470 WFNT. While I'm interning I will work on different projects to be ready for this media world

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