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Flint Youth Initiative Project to be Announced on Monday

A press conference is scheduled for Monday where U.S. District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith and U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade will announce the launching of the Flint Youth Initiative (FYI) - an innovative project designed to keep young people in Flint on the right side of the law

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courtesy MLive
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State Signs Off on Flint School District’s Deficit Elimination Plan

The Michigan Department of Education has signed off on the Flint School District's deficit elimination plan.

According to MLive, the Department of Education said Tuesday it approved the district's pla

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What’s the Biggest Party School in America?

While some college students are gearing up to go back to school, some are getting set to go back to party.

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Kentucky College Gets Enormous $250 Million Donation

Show me the money indeed. Centre College, in Danville. Kentucky, got the gift of a lifetime this week when it received a $250 million donation.

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Flint School District
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Flint Schools Plan to Downsize District

The Flint School Board approved a deficit elimination plan at their meeting on Thursday night.

According to WNEM, Interim Superintendent Larry Watkins said the plan puts the district on track to have a $400,000 budget surplus by the end of fiscal year 2016.

The district is projected to lose hundreds of students in the coming years. The deficit elimina

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MLive
MLive
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Flint School District Owes Almost $5 Million in Retiree Pension Payments

The Flint School District has less than one week to pay $4.7 million it owes the state employee pension system or the state could withhold student aid.

According to MLive, the money is due after the

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courtesy U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee
courtesy U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee
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U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee Calls for Congress to Freeze Interest Rates on Student Loans

Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee has renewed his call for Congress to take action on his legislation to freeze student loan interest rates at 3.4 percent until 2015.

On July 1st, interest rates on new federally subsidized Stafford loans doubled to 6

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State Rep. Joe Graves Sponsors Summer Reading Program for Local Children

State Representative Joe Graves will sponsor a summer reading program for children in the 51st House District, with winners invited to spend a day at the state Capitol.

Graves said the contest is open to children in first through fifth grades and is being conducted with the Genesee Public Library

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courtesy State Sen. Jim Ananich
courtesy State Sen. Jim Ananich
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State Sen. Ananich Calls for Action on Student Debt Crisis

With student loan rates having doubled on Monday, State Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) is calling on lawmakers in Washington and Lansing to act on the impending debt crisis.

Congess failed to reach an agreement to avoid the rate hikes, and according to Ananich, proposals in Lansing to ease the burden on college students and families have not seen any traction

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MLive
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Flint School District Lays Off 21, Recalls 51 Others

The Flint School District's board of education met on Wednesday night. Fifty teachers and an assistant principal were recalled in the meeting. Twenty-one other staff were laid off.

According to MLive,

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