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Homeless Girl Overcomes Odds to Be Named High School Valedictorian

Homework was never easy for Chelesa Fearce -- mostly because she didn't have a home to do it in.

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Synder Signs Bill to Allow Schools With Too Many Snow Days to Lengthen Remaining Days

Governor Snyder signed legislation Thursday that would allow school districts that have exceeded their allotted six days of school closure to extend the length of remaining school days instead of adding days to the year in order to meet the required minimum 1,098 hours of instruction

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State Signs Off on Plan to Reopen Buena Vista Schools

The state Superintendent has signed off on plans that would allow students to return to their classrooms in the Buena Vista school district.

According to WNEM, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan approved the release of state school aid funds. The Buena Vista school board also adopted a deficit elimination plan on Tuesday night the Flanagan was able to ag

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courtesy The Whiting/Mackinac Center for Public Policy
courtesy The Whiting/Mackinac Center for Public Policy
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Monday on Conversations with Jason Cooper

Wendi Fornier, Marketing and Media Relations Manager at The Whiting will be in studio to discuss the upcoming season.

We'll also be joined by Michael Van Beek, Director of Education Policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

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Angry Student Lecturing Teacher on How to Teach Goes Viral

This kid's got big brass ones. Or maybe he was just fed up. Actually, we figure it probably requires a combination of both to pull off a stunt like this.

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courtesy Flint Schools
courtesy Flint Schools
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State Approves Flint School District Plan to Eliminate $16 Million Deficit

Officials at the Michigan Department of Education have approved the Flint School District's plan to erase an almost $16 million deficit over the next three years.

According to MLive, the district's plan was su

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courtesy Rep. Dan Kildee
courtesy Rep. Dan Kildee
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Rep. Dan Kildee Calls on Gov. Snyder to Ensure Buena Vista Schools Reopen

Saying the children of Buena Vista are the victims of sudden school closings and “have done no wrong,” Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today sent a letter to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder calling on him to take the necessary and immediate steps to reopen the Buena Vista schools for the rest of the year

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Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Thursday On The Tom Sumner Program

Despite text messaging and social media, there are kids that can spell. Hear from GISD Spelling Bee Coordinator Penny Clare on The Tom Sumner Program Thursday March 28 beginning at 3 p.m. Plus U.S

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Mean Teachers Tricked Their Students Into Thinking They Were Going to Disney World

A pair of teachers (not pictured) at Roseland Public School in Ontario, Canada, pulled a mean prank on their students. They told the eighth-graders that their end-of-the-year school trip would be to Disney World. The next day, they announced that the trip would merely be to a bowling alley. Ha ha?

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Host: Tom Sumner
Host: Tom Sumner
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Friday On The Tom Sumner Program

Harmony Langford (YWCA) talks about the Violence Against Women Act, Stephanie Ramirez from Flint Youth Theatre talks about Laura Ingalls and Kettering student Jonathan Wigger talks about the Lego "Create A Masterpiece" College Town competition at FIA Friday February 8 on The Tom Sumner Program beginning at 3 p

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