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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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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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What Are the Best Careers for Paying Back Student Loans Fastest?

You always hear about the importance of a college education.

But what may be even more important is what you choose to study.

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Flint School District Lays Off Almost 80 Employees

The Flint School District laid off 77 employees Wednesday in an attempt to address part of their almost $16 million deficit.

According to MLive, 15 of the layoffs were non-teaching positions and 60 were paraprofessio

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Michigan Senate Democrats Announce Winner of #MI2020 Scholarship Competition

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus announced the winners of the #mi2020 Scholarship Competition today. Current Michigan high school seniors were asked to submit a short web video that explains the importance of investing in higher education and how the Michigan 2020 Plan to offer free college tuition to all students is the right investment for our state to make

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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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